Author Archives: The Blonde Gardener

Remembering the Daffodils

I always look forward to spring and the blooming of the daffodils.  We didn’t have any snow this winter, but did have some super cold temperatures.  Now that it’s spring, we have had several hard freezes and even a small … Continue reading

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How to Start Tomatoes from Seed

Growing tomatoes from seed is a great way to try new varieties. It’s easy, too! Continue reading

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My Wabi-Sabi Gardens

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Slow Cooker Italian Potatoes

I don’t mean to bombard this blog with recipes, but during the winter I cook.  A lot. And since I can’t spend much time preparing a meal, my slow cooker is frequently  involved.   I love the fact I can … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Lasagna

For the most part, living in the country, out of the city lights and noise, is a wonderful dream come true. It does, however, have some disadvantages.  As our area continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the drive to … Continue reading

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It's a Marshmallow World

Making Marshmallows is not as hard as you think Continue reading

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A Couple of Crock Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

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Harvesting and Storing Green Tomatoes

How to store green tomatoes and enjoy for several more weeks Continue reading

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Seed Saving and Cuttings

Every gardener has their weakness.  For some, it’s roses.  For others, tomatoes.  For me, a flower or vegetable moves to the top of my list if I can save the seeds or take a cutting for next year. Fall is … Continue reading

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Passionflower-It's Not What You Think

The other evening I was walking through the butterfly garden in search of monarch caterpillars, when my foot managed to get tangled in a vine.  Looking down, I noticed the beautiful passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata) sneaking its way into the … Continue reading

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