Archive for June, 2011

Can You Show Me Some ID, Please?

June 27, 2011 0 Comments
Can You Show Me Some ID, Please?

Deb in Cedar Falls sent me a picture the other day of a plant that a friend had given her a few years ago.  She didn’t know what kind it was, so she asked me.  I have seen this before and it was driving me crazy until I came across a picture on the Better […]

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Hey, Honey! Let’s Plant on the Hottest Day of the Year!

June 17, 2011 1 Comment
Hey, Honey! Let’s Plant on the Hottest Day of the Year!

We needed to fill some holes in the front raised bed and we needed to get a couple of butterfly bushes for one of the back beds.  Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s get another trumpet vine, some sedum and some more columbine. Of course, when you buy the stuff you have to get […]

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Youth Garden Update

June 2, 2011 3 Comments
Youth Garden Update

The kids got a lot done yesterday at the Vinton Youth Garden.  Well, the adults helped, too. I got twenty 40 pound bags of top soil to try out the Gardening in a Bag I spoke about in an earlier posting.  After planting gourds and watermelons, we covered them with mulch. We still need to […]

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African Violets

June 1, 2011 0 Comments
African Violets

I love African Violets.  I had them when I was in college, but when I got them home, I couldn’t keep them alive.  No air conditioning probably didn’t help.  I’m sure the cats munching on them had nothing to do with it. If you like African Violets or want to learn more about them and […]

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