Creating a Life of Plenty

December 7, 2017
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Gardening at Verdigris: A Greenhouse within a Greenhouse!

Winter gardening is a tricky business, but at our market garden, Verdigris, we are experimenting with ways of growing, or at least harvesting vegetables all year round.  I tested our soil this morning to see where we were with the … Continue reading

May 3, 2017
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The Home Kitchen Garden

With all the work that we are putting in at Verdigris, it is easy to get distracted and not plan for our own kitchen garden season.  Luckily I started many plants before work began this spring.  Most of the garden … Continue reading

May 12, 2016
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Gardening in Colonial Williamsburg

Recently I was privileged to attend the 70th annual Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium sponsored in part by the American Horticultural Society. The theme was Trailblazers and Trendsetters. Our keynote speaker was Joe Lamp’l from the PBS Series “Growing A Greener … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
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Avoiding the “Hungry Times” in style and in small space!

In historic agrarian cultures, the late winter and early spring were known as “The Hungry Times”.  Winter stores of meat have been nearly exhausted or have gone bad due to poor preservation techniques and new crops of spring vegetables were … Continue reading