Walking Through The Garden

May 28, 2014 4 Comments
Walking Through The Garden

After the looooooonnnnnnnggggg Winter we just made it through, I am happy to finally see colors (other than brown) in my garden! Bill’s irises survived being moved and shoved in the ground late last fall.  They are shorter than usual, but they are still beautiful! Timmy, our one-eyed metal cat, keeps an eye out on […]

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Planting Youth

May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Planting Youth

Monday’s weather was muggy and warm, but otherwise perfect for getting out into the Garden.  We missed last week due to storms in the area, but we had several kids and volunteers come out to help this week! I am not even sure what all got planted, but we got some veggies in the ground, […]

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Getting the Garden In

May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Getting the Garden In

Mother Nature FINALLY got the memo that it is Spring and warmed it up.  And looks like she will keep it warm, which is the important part.  So those veggies and flowers that I got the other day, I can start to stick in the ground! I had every intention of getting out into the […]

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Already Planning for Next Year

May 18, 2014 0 Comments
Already Planning for Next Year

I realized after one of the storms tracked through town that I should probably take a picture of our Ash bed so that I can remember where I planted the tulips.  Because we need more for next year. It has some bare spots. And I want to add some different colors. I see I only […]

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I’ll Just Pick Up My Pepper Plants….

May 15, 2014 0 Comments
I’ll Just Pick Up My Pepper Plants….

I honestly only went to Heidi’s place to get my gypsy peppers, my tomato plants and a couple of eggplants.  Of course, I have that pot that needs something in it.  Oh, and that other pot needs something, too.  And we can find a place for these….  When I left, the back of the car […]

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Spray-painted Youth

May 6, 2014 0 Comments
Spray-painted Youth

On a breezy Monday afternoon, the paint was flying!  Well, spraying, anyway. Linda, one of my wonderful volunteers, came up with a great idea for some planters for our potatoes.  Tires. But they needed to be more noticeable than just normal road-rubber black.  The solution: Spray paint! Linda brought a couple of old shirts for […]

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Spring is in Here Somewhere

May 2, 2014 6 Comments
Spring is in Here Somewhere

I was so proud of myself.  A couple of weeks ago, when it was actually hot, I managed to spend three hours in our yard cleaning up all the winter debris and cutting back some of the dead stuff.  That included cutting back the Butterfly Bushes. The rabbits “helped” me trim the miniature rose bush. […]

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Youth Garden’s Next Project

January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Youth Garden’s Next Project

While the grip of Winter continues to keep all out of the actual garden, I try to keep the kids of the Vinton Youth Garden involved through the off-season.  We try to meet once a month and do a project. This month we will be painting small flowerpots.  In a future month we will plant […]

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It’s a Scarecrow Invasion!

September 16, 2013 0 Comments
It’s a Scarecrow Invasion!

The grounds at Brucemore in Cedar Rapids are beginning to get a little scary….  The annual Scarecrow Invasion is about to begin!   Last year at least 32 scarecrows made an appearance on the grounds…. including Cyrano de Bergerac, produced by The Classics at Brucemore. Earl May got into the spirit…. … and Julia deSpain […]

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Brucemore Landscape Tour

September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Brucemore Landscape Tour

There are plenty of things to do on any given day in the KWWL viewing area.  Here is something to put on your calendar for September 19th:  Brucemore’s Historic Landscape Tour at 5:30. It will cover 26 acres and over 125 years of history on property where three families enjoyed living! This is what the […]

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