Tag Archives: spring

The Amazing Perennial Peppers

Back when the first frosts were hitting last fall, there were still some lovely pepper plants in their prime in the garden—lush green leaves, lots of fruits, just wonderfully happy plants.  (Go ahead and blame it on me for starting … Continue reading

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Photographic Evidence of Spring in Full Swing

Spring has a way of sending the human senses into a drunken delight, don’t you think? After a season of cold, short days and frozen ground, spring breathes life back into us with its new green, explosion of colors, sun-warmth, … Continue reading

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Flowering Onions, Salvia, Cover Crops, and Escarole

Spring is in full swing here in Atlanta. We’ve got flowering onions (beautiful and delicious—the little flowers taste great in a salad!): Beautiful purple salvia in bloom: Many beds of flourishing cover crops that we turned into the soil this … Continue reading

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Spring Sunset

Spending time outdoors in the garden at the end of the day brings me such peace.  I walk slowly around the garden, peering into the different beds, checking for caterpillars, tasting kale leaves and arugula flowers, sticking my fingers into … Continue reading

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Seed Starting – Avoid Damping Off by Cooking Your Starter Mix

Early to mid spring is a very busy season, because it’s the time that we start almost all of  the garden vegetables, fruits, and herbs from seed.  Below are some of my seedlings from this year.  From left to right, … Continue reading

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Native Azaleas

Native azaleas might just be my new favorite spring bloom. There are 15 native azalea species on the east coast, and they are characterized by their unique bloom geometry (clusters, versus one bloom per stem).  In China, the azalea is … Continue reading

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Spring Peaches

Pink blossoms go dry. See how the sun feeds all things — small peaches now grow.

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