Category Archives: Hampton Victory Garden

Not Quite Manderley

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again…Scattered here and again amidst this jungle growth I would recognize shrubs that had been land-marks in our time, things of culture and of grace, hydrangeas whose blue heads had been famous.  … Continue reading

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Tweet This

What is Twitter? The noun and verb forms of the word “twitter” sit in my Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary between the words “twitch” and “twixt.” I like the noun form best: A trembling agitation: quiver, A small tremulous intermittent sound … Continue reading

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Tulips for the Easter Parade

I got back to New Hampshire at around 3:00 p.m. Sunday; I have been delinquent in my duties at The Hampton Victory Garden.  I hadn’t cleaned up the dead marigolds around the sign and some of my perennial flowers needed … Continue reading

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Alas, The Secret Garden

Back in May, I posted a short piece about a garden I affectionately called “The Secret Garden.”  I mentioned it from time to time, but I never elaborated on it.  Yesterday, I picked the last tomatoes and peppers from this … Continue reading

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Pests in the Garden

Stopping by the Hampton Victory Garden at dusk last night, I ran into Jack.  He was upset and told me there was an outbreak of a fungal disease on his squash plants.  I walked around the garden and noted that … Continue reading

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It’s Later Than You Think

Stopping by the Hampton Victory Garden on my way back to The Coop on Sunday, I had a good conversation with one of the garden’s super stars, Mr. G.  He’s been gardening for a long time and he helps everyone … Continue reading

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Wading through the Weeds

I stopped at the Hampton Victory Garden on Sunday afternoon. Four days had passed since my last visit and I could not believe how much things had grown in such a short period of time. Rain plus heat equals growth … Continue reading

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