Gardeners Touch

Getting to the ROOT of Change

Reaping The Harvest

We reap what we sow. When healthy growth takes place, beauty surrounds us. We connect with The Creator and take in and share the beauty of the season. Living out and practicing our gifts, in obedience to God, reaps the blessings of joy, happiness, prosperity, peace, and leisure.

Tomatoes – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Let’s face it, despite the intense care we take in planting our tomatoes, sometimes there’s just nothing you can do and you’re left with the challenges of a gardener.  I’ve certainly seen my share of the ugly over the past several years.  There were times when I knew what was going on and other times …

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Boscobel River View

Boscobel House and Gardens

This weekend, my kids and I took a trip to Cold Spring, NY to attend a local Farmer’s Market (one of my favorite summer pastimes).  The Cold Spring Farmer’s Market is located on the grounds of the Boscobel House and Gardens from May-November. Historic Boscobel sits on the banks of the Hudson River, and is …

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Cold Spring Farmer’s Market

One of my favorite things to do here in the Hudson Valley is to shop the Farmer’s Markets.  There are so many to choose from and each has something unique to offer.  Although you can find a Farmer’s Market almost any day of the week, I generally choose the weekends so I can go with …

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Exploring the Hudson Valley

Have you ever found yourself saying “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.”, after spending some time away on vacation? I can remember being in awe of the beautiful mountains I saw while traveling in Switzerland last year, but remarking to my husband that “home” has some pretty beautiful …

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I had to laugh when I saw this – I’ve been so busy with the construction of the new garden that I haven’t had the opportunity to stay up to date with my blog.  My apologies to all of my followers.  As new growth is happening outside, there’s some new growth finding its way into …

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Garden Planning – Stage II

Stage II of the garden expansion project has begun!  We took a chance this past weekend and decided to start tilling the new section of earth beside our existing garden.  It was backbreaking work for my husband as this section of the yard was really packed down and never touched.  The 10 x 30 patch …

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Dirt in Hands

First Day of Spring

A rather brisk start to Spring here in the Northeast.  I woke to a temp of 22 degrees – brrrrrrr!  I did manage to get into my garden this weekend and begin clearing some winter debris out of my raised beds, but still we’re not ready to do any planting of the peas yet. I’m …

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Happy Johnny Appleseed Day

Thought this was a cute article to share today from Holiday Insights. Johnny Appleseed Day When : March 11th and/or September 26th. Why two dates?……read on Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America’s great legends. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west …

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