Archive for September, 2011

No Vampires in THIS Garden

September 29, 2011 0 Comments
No Vampires in THIS Garden

The tomatoes have had it.  They are done. Kaput. Finished. So I yanked ‘em! After I raked the soil around a bit, it looked pretty good.  And I had these bulbs of garlic just hanging around our basement…   …so I planted a bunch of them. I used the hoe to make rows about two […]

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Take a Hike

September 20, 2011 0 Comments
Take a Hike

Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls is offering a Fall Family Phenology Hike on Friday, September 23 from 6:30 to 7:30.  Even if you don’t know what phenology is, you are welcome to join a naturalist to learn what changes are happening in the forest as the season transitions from Summer into Autumn. Phenology is […]

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Macro….part 1

September 19, 2011 2 Comments
Macro….part 1

A couple of months ago when it was so hot and dry, I headed out to the garden to do some weeding.  While the dry weather kept the weeds from growing like, well, weeds, it also made the ground as hard as cement. It was certainly interesting.  Since I was working so hard in the heat and humidity, […]

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Hay!

September 18, 2011 0 Comments
Hay!

Getting away from my garden for just a second…..   ASPIRE Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program is a non-profit organization that offers unique therapy to persons with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Marilyn Moore is the Executive Director at ASPIRE and I don’t think she ever sleeps.  She is always running around to make sure that there […]

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What is this?

September 8, 2011 0 Comments
What is this?

Ruth sent me a picture of a plant that came in with dirt that she had delivered to her place.    She asked many people, but they didn’t know what it was, so she turned to me.  I opened the file and immediately recognized it as something I always pull up out of my garden.  […]

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Monarch Migration

September 1, 2011 0 Comments
Monarch Migration

As much as I hate to admit it, Fall is coming. That means the temperatures will get cooler, the plants will start to finish their growing season and birds and Monarchs will start heading to winter grounds.  Monarchs cannot tolerate our long winters, so they spend the winter in roosting spots.  West of the Rockies they head to […]

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