Archive for May, 2009

For The Birds

May 31, 2009 1 Comment
For The Birds

About a year and a half ago we decided that our little shepard’s hook just wasn’t enough. We kept having strong storms whip the bird feeders off the hook and the hook was starting to bend.  Eventually the pole was going to be close enough to the ground that the ground feeding birds would be […]

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It’s All In The Name

May 29, 2009 1 Comment
It’s All In The Name

When I took the Master Gardener classes last fall the “professors” mentioned that when you are looking for a particular flower, make sure that you have the scientific name. Some people call the same flower by different common names, but they would all have the same scientific name. For example, a couple of weeks ago […]

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No Thank You’s

May 26, 2009 5 Comments
No Thank You’s

This poppy just opened up this morning.  It came from a lady down the street and around the corner.  That is one of the best things about gardening… gardeners always want to share their plants.  Although, I did find out that it is bad luck to say ‘Thank you’ when someone gives you a plant.  […]

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Welcome to My Garden

May 26, 2009 11 Comments
Welcome to My Garden

I love to garden.  Growing up in the country you have to have a garden.  I think it is a law.  It is definitely a good idea.  Mom froze everything, but I am learning to can.  This year I am actually going to use a pressure canner (after I get the gauge tested, of course).  I […]

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