Author Archives: Carol

Mi-mars

16 mars, 2017 jeudi 49 degrees, cloudy 12 mph, SSE wind March in the Illinois country jardin has always been somewhat of a wild journey, and this year is no exception. The mild winter has produced little snow and rain … Continue reading

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Jardin événements d’hiver 2017

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site Heritage Garden will host two jardin potager events for early 2017.  The first event will be hosted by this garden curator and the event will include a seed exchange event on Saturday, February 18, … Continue reading

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La fin de l’année

29 décembre 2016, jeudi 47 degrees F, Sunny 22 mph, W wind As December’s end rapidly approaches and holiday greetings of “Bonne année et bonne santé!” echo through time in the old French communities of the Middle Mississippi Valley during … Continue reading

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Heirloom Produce Saturday-jardin d’été.

Summer in the Illinois country has been hot but the summer crops are producing and being harvested in the Fort’s kitchen garden. Heirloom cucumbers, squash, beans, and carrots are growing apace of the season. You are invited to the next … Continue reading

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Début de l’été

29 juin, 2016 mercredi 85 degrees, Sunny 8 mph, SSE wind Postings to this chronicle of a French colonial Illinois country kitchen garden have been sporadic this year and this writer begs your indulgence. Though writing of this garden’s progress … Continue reading

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