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The Potager

July 23rd, 2018

This time of year, the potager is stunning. It’s a drift garden of sorts, full of things that spread and seed down. There are all different heights, textures, and the color schemes is predominantly dark pink/purple, greenish yellow, and white, with a few pink flowers thrown in as well.


Some of the key plants in this garden are: marjoram, creeping thyme, bronze fennel, asparagus, monarda, hollyhocks, limelight hydrangeas, and dill. There are also hostas and some tiny roses planted here, which will eventually be moved to other spots around the garden. This garden looks best at about 6-7 in the evening, when the low sun casts golden shadows across it and backlights the flowers and textures. You will find me looking at it most evenings during this time.

What’s your favorite time of the day to be in the garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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