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As little restraint as I have at a plant nursery (only curtailed by the amount of space I have in my car that day), I have even less at a fresh market ( bundles take up such little space don’t they?). And the fresh markets in New Orleans are as lush as the ones I […]

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The swiss chard is doing it’s “Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat” (1968) thing.  Swiss Chard ‘rainbow lights’ The hibiscus is beginning to sway to the rhythm of “South Pacific” (1949),  Hibiscus ‘lemon merengue’ and the broccoli “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (1978) it’s just…bolting. Already? I’m not sure what’s going on here, maybe I placed it in too […]

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Satsuma Blossoms- Citrus unshiu Single Meyer Lemon Fruit Two springs ago (2010) I purchased, and ground planted, what I thought was a dwarf orange tree and a dwarf lime tree. My thought was that we would eat the oranges (of course) and use the limes in a variety of ways (think Mojito’s and Pork Chops). […]

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Yesterday a visit into my itty-bitty courtyard garden produced another surprise- a single glorious bloom of my red Knock-out Rose. So beautiful. I wish my lips were still this color (sadly that is not the case).Also, the spring lettuce (I’m growing Butter Crunch, Bibb, and Romaine) are doing fantastic! I’m picking almost every night for […]

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