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Learning to work with a new climate

The gardens I grew up in and near were in southern NJ, on a barrier island where if you dug too deep, you’d hit soggy brimed soil.  The property was one block from the bay, two from the ocean, on the northernmost part of the island which was narrow there compared to most of the island.

Despite that, my maternal grandparents had thriving gardens full of ornamentals as well as food crops, though we didn’t have a lot of tall trees. Continue reading “Learning to work with a new climate”

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Just over a year ago…

That’s when we bought our first new old house, and let’s just say there were challenges outside.

Yep, outside.

Still, some good came out of it that had been there all along.

These are actually black raspberries.
We had no idea…

At some point someone was an avid gardener, and despite years of neglect, a wealth remained.

Even if it was choking to death in overgrowth.

More stories to come.

Stay tuned.