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I’m Back…

June 13th, 2017

For the past 9 months I’ve been spending about a week per month back in Ohio. Because of that, the garden, and the house, and lots of other projects have been put on hold. There were several projects in the works that were halted and this summer my plans were minimal in the garden. Now that we have closed that chapter, it’s time to move on and get things back on track around here.

Of course as soon as I got back home from my time in Ohio I got a wicked cold that laid me up for 5 days. Life seems to be a continual process of adapting and changing as needs arise and things change. Learning to become resilient is definitely a lesson learned when you garden.

How’s your garden growing this summer? What plans do you have for the rest of the summer and this fall?

One Comment to “I’m Back…”
  1. Ann on June 14, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I was just up your way for my granddaughter’s high school graduation. In New Hampshire. The spring flowers were in full bloom. Lupines, ox eye daisies, iris, peony, wood phlox, ect. The roadsides and yards were all just stunning.

    I know I live much further south. But I also know what plants might still do well where we live, but can be purchased from your local plant nurseries. So I hit 3 really great places and filled the back of my car up good to come home with options I had not found here in Tennessee.

    It is a bit hot and late in the season for optimal planting of flowers. But when it is the only time you can buy and plant, you can’t say no, LOL. I have only been home 1 full day but have about 2/3 of what I bought planted out already and the rest will happen today.

    And BTW-I came home with a whopper head cold as well. And in trying to avoid a cough that will stay with me for months, I tried drinking thyme tea. It worked!!! Took that annoying dry cough straight away and it stayed away for hours. May need to redose today but my throat is not being torn up and kept sore from the coughing. It is pleasant tasting as well. Kinda wimpy but not bitter or nasty at all. Just pick a handful and steep in boiling water for about 5-10 minutes.

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