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September 24, 2012 - Janet DelTurco
I had determined to keep this blog current, and then my sister arrived from England for two weeks, and all my good intentions went by the board as we ran all the time, and had a really good two weeks. There was so much going on the last two weekends, I was really proud of all the things Tiffin had to offer. Frost Parkway certainly showed off oit possibilities! Now I am getting back to gardening and blogging, and have a lot of catching up to do. In the garden I am concentrating on the vegetable plots. The raspberries, tomatoes and peppers are still producing, although I saw some frost on the roofs this morning, so the end of harvesting is probably in sight. The asparagus ferns are still green, so it is not time to cut them back yet. I have planted garlic ready for next year, and weeded and dug over three of the beds. Now I need to get some manure to spread around and leave for the winter. A few months ago I spread a bag of worm castings in the garden, but this hot, dry summer was too much for a lot of the vegetables, specially since I didn't water much, and the benefits didn't show up much. A big project in front of the house it to dig out the Russian sage I have had there for many years. It grows so floppy and tall now that it is not worth the lovely scent and the butterflies and bees it attracts, and when I get it all out I am going to put an ornamental grass on either side of the front door. That porch is where I sit with my cup of coffee after supper, and the sage has been an eyesore. The roots go down and down, so it is going to be quite a job.
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