Favorite Shirt

November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Favorite Shirt

One of my favorite gifts came from my sister.  She sent this to me for one of my 22nd birthdays a few years ago.   It is stained and is starting to wear in some places.  I suppose one of these days I’ll have to find a replacement.  Or, maybe my sister will send me […]

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Cleanup Before the Arctic Blast

November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Cleanup Before the Arctic Blast

I’ve been putting it off, since it is ONLY the beginning of November, but I needed to get my pots winterized.  We didn’t plant as many flowers in pots as last year, but we still have a few I would like to try to save through the Winter. I gave them a drink of water […]

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A Passion for Gardening

September 4, 2014 0 Comments
A Passion for Gardening

If you see anyone from the Vinton-Shellsburg Horticulture class, thank them.  Most of this year’s tomatoes in the Youth Garden and all of the pepper plants came from them.  They also provided some of the flowers that made it to the Garden.  Including a Passion Flower.   It’s gorgeous!   I’ve always wanted to plant […]

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Hot and Humid in the Youth Garden

August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Hot and Humid in the Youth Garden

The Summer was cool, but as soon as the kids head back to school, it heats up.  That didn’t stop them from coming out to help at the Garden!  We have had quite a few helpers and kids this summer and I hope that trend will continue. The kids are keeping busy picking beans, cucumbers, […]

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Summer Fun at the Youth Garden

August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Summer Fun at the Youth Garden

The kids are enjoying the fruits of their labor these past weeks.   They have been picking beans, onions, cucumbers and zucchini among many other veggies. They have also just planted some strawberries.   This will be well picked over next year when they are ripening up! I brought an old tiller/hand plow that was […]

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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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