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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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Getting That Itch to Dig in the Mud

March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Getting That Itch to Dig in the Mud

Mother Nature has seen fit to make this Winter last as long as possible.  My fingernails are wondering if I am mad at them since they don’t have any dirt, or mud, under them at the end of March.  While I can’t get to cleaning out my gardens or planting too much of anything, there […]

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Bad Boy Birthday

August 8, 2012 2 Comments
Bad Boy Birthday

This isn’t garden related, but today is our baby’s birthday.  Barney turns 4! He is a Maine Coon and even two years ago wouldn’t fit in the cat bed.. although he keeps trying! Here he is keeping the others herded on the chair…. Maine Coons are generally large cats, although when younger, they can fit […]

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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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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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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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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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Hey Buddy… Got Any Spare Tomatoes?

May 25, 2011 1 Comment
Hey Buddy… Got Any Spare Tomatoes?

Almost every gardener I know always complains they have too much of this or that during the growing season.  If you are one of these fine people, and I am among them, there is something you can do about it.  No, it isn’t planting fewer plants.  Don’t even think that! You can donate your extra […]

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