Archive for June, 2009

More Photos!

June 29, 2009 3 Comments
More Photos!

Pat Lyons sent me photos of a couple of her beautiful plants. Another lady, who wishes to remain anonymous, is kindly sharing her flowers with us, too!  Her’s were grown in the Waterloo area as well.   I hope that you enjoy these photos.  I certainly did! Dig it!

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My Garden Is Growing!

June 28, 2009 0 Comments
My Garden Is Growing!

I would like to introduce you to the newest member of my garden.  Baja. I bought her at the Urbana Farmers’ Market yesterday from Eleanor.  She is my lily lady.  Except for the Stella D’Oro daylilies and a pink spotted asiatic lily (that I don’t know the variety of) that both came with the house, all […]

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Peony Color

June 26, 2009 1 Comment
Peony Color

This is one of our peonies.  It is a beautiful pink and blooms for quite awhile.  I got it at the Urbana Farmers’ Market, where I am the Market Manager.  When I bought it, it was only about a foot tall and there weren’t any buds on it yet.  The vendor looked at the stem […]

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Water Hazard

June 26, 2009 1 Comment
Water Hazard

I will start this post by saying that I should have known better. And I do. I just didn’t do what I should have done. And it almost cost me a tooth! This: and this: don’t mix when wet. On Wednesday, Dwayne had hosed down the patio to get the dirt off and it was […]

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Beautiful Pictures

June 22, 2009 1 Comment
Beautiful Pictures

I’ve been showing you photos that I have taken of my garden, but I have been getting some nice ones sent in from viewers.  Here are some of them. Some of these were sent to Mark for his Hot Shot segment, but he passed them along to me, so if you have a beautiful photo […]

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Now THAT Was a Wind!

June 20, 2009 0 Comments
Now THAT Was a Wind!

There are a lot of things that you can’t control when gardening.  Mother Nature is the main one.  A couple of years ago we had our large beautiful birch tree bent over in a strong wind so that it was laying on the neighbors fence.  We staked it back up and then last years rain […]

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Honey, I Shrunk the Lilac

June 13, 2009 6 Comments
Honey, I Shrunk the Lilac

There is a rule in our house.  Dwayne is not allowed to cut anything unless I am present.  This has come about after some rather- how do I say this nicely- extreme pruning on his part.  He has good intentions about trimming a branch or two here and there, but then he just keeps going.  […]

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Portable Gardens

June 12, 2009 7 Comments
Portable Gardens

Or more accurately, patio gardening or small space gardening, however you want to look at it.  KWWL’s Jamie Grey asked about what she could grow on her small patio.  Any size of pot is acceptable, but if you have a balcony, you should know what the maximum load of the balcony is.  Dirt, especially wet dirt, can get […]

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A Picnic is Not Complete Without…

June 10, 2009 4 Comments
A Picnic is Not Complete Without…

Ants! I got an email from Bill who is having a problem with ants.  We can usually tell that the ants have made it into our house when the cats are looking very intently at one spot on the kitchen floor and then slowly reach out a paw. While researching the Extension website to find a good answer […]

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Bill’s Roses

June 8, 2009 1 Comment
Bill’s Roses

Saturday was the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy.  It was also the 9th anniversary of the death of a very dear friend of ours, Bill Pulda from Cedar Rapids.    Most of the time he looked like this: He served as a Seabee in World War II but spent his tour in the Pacific.  […]

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