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It’s not too late to put the beds to bed

This is the last post for Proctor’s Apprentices this year.  Usually we go through the end of December.  We’re not sure if we’ll do our annual decorating for Thanksgiving at Samaritan House this year either.  Stay tuned as I may … Continue reading

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It’s time for some Fall action

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted.  Nothing significant was going on in the garden.  Every week we oohed and ahhed over the beautiful fall plants.  Now it’s time for action. It’s time to take some cuttings so … Continue reading

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It’s Autumn already

  Wow, it’s still August but getting cool here already.  60’s at night now and it’s been raining every day. I haven’t posted for the last couple of weeks.  We haven’t had our regular schedule now for a few weeks.  … Continue reading

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It’s time for the second half

Have you been sitting and admiring your garden in full bloom?  We’ve ooo’d and ahh’d over the garden for the last three or four weeks.  We can still keep our garden in shape for the second half of the season. It … Continue reading

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Week 16 – It’s tour time!!

This week we didn’t meet in the garden on Wednesday.  Our videographer has other assignments so some of the apprentices met on Saturday.  I thought it was a great opportunity to share some of the more subtle things in the … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Garden fireworks will sizzle if you don’t let them fizzle

You can’t have that zing if you don’t have that thing – shu bop shu bop It’s getting hot outside and it’s time to re-enforce good gardening practices. Before we get to that;  around the garden today (it was magically … Continue reading

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Week 13 – Summer clean up in the Hell Strip

Around the garden today: Today the apprentices split iris and cleaned up what Rob calls the Hell Strip.  This is the piece of land between the sidewalk and the street.  It’s hard to mow and water so why not put … Continue reading

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Week 11 – It’s time for a trim

  Today was all about trimming stuff.  Tree stuff, plant stuff, old bloom stuff. Since we just had the tour and there was a special blog about it I’m not doing photos from around the garden today.  See previous post … Continue reading

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Proctor/Macke Garden Tour for the Tennyson Center for Children

It was a pleasant day for a walk in the garden.  It was overcast but a beautiful day, especially for taking pictures.  Refreshments were served on the lawn and everyone had a wonderful time.  The apprentices were on hand for … Continue reading

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Week 9 – Stop and smell the roses

Today the apprentices talked about rose care and continued to get the garden ready for the upcoming tour. Around the garden today:   Some roses are tricky but most are easy to grow.  I have some that are 30 years … Continue reading

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