Spring

Mowing is an Artform

May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Mowing is an Artform

I don’t mow. Dwayne tells me that I do it wrong. So, I let him. And he has, with typical Teutonic efficiency, created a worksheet. This tells him which direction he mowed the last time and which way he will mow the next time.  He mentions when he weed-whacks. And when he adds fertilizer.   […]

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Let’s Get This Party Started!

April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Let’s Get This Party Started!

I am finally convinced that Mother Nature is going to let me get my garden in.  She may still throw a cold night my way (the average last frost date is around May 12th, after all), but I am ready.  Actually, I was ready three weeks ago, but I managed to hold off until yesterday. […]

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Spring Has Sprung!

March 9, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Has Sprung!

While this winter wasn’t nearly as bad as last year, it was bad enough. The sun is shining the snow is melting (rapidly) and the chickadees and cardinals are singing their Spring songs.  I went outside this afternoon to feed the birds and to clean off the old birdseed shells that were strewn about the […]

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Walking Through The Garden

May 28, 2014 4 Comments
Walking Through The Garden

After the looooooonnnnnnnggggg Winter we just made it through, I am happy to finally see colors (other than brown) in my garden! Bill’s irises survived being moved and shoved in the ground late last fall.  They are shorter than usual, but they are still beautiful! Timmy, our one-eyed metal cat, keeps an eye out on […]

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Getting the Garden In

May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Getting the Garden In

Mother Nature FINALLY got the memo that it is Spring and warmed it up.  And looks like she will keep it warm, which is the important part.  So those veggies and flowers that I got the other day, I can start to stick in the ground! I had every intention of getting out into the […]

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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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Spring is in Here Somewhere

May 2, 2014 6 Comments
Spring is in Here Somewhere

I was so proud of myself.  A couple of weeks ago, when it was actually hot, I managed to spend three hours in our yard cleaning up all the winter debris and cutting back some of the dead stuff.  That included cutting back the Butterfly Bushes. The rabbits “helped” me trim the miniature rose bush. […]

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Adding Some Color

June 10, 2013 3 Comments
Adding Some Color

Mother Nature is NOT cooperating.  It doesn’t feel like June and, therefore, our garden doesn’t have all of our flowerpots filled yet.  I took care of most of them over the weekend.   We have a planter that doesn’t have a drainage hole, so that was used as our “pond”.  However, the grassy pond plant […]

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Rhubarb!

May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Rhubarb!

Both Dwayne and I love rhubarb.  We have been trying to figure out where we can put some rhubarb without changing his mowing pattern.  We got the opportunity this Spring to help someone thin their patch down.  So… we had to figure out where we were going to put the rhubarb.  Dwayne went to the […]

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Starting Over

May 8, 2013 1 Comment
Starting Over

The oldest section of our garden has gotten old and ratty-looking. This is from August of 2009 where it is somewhat controlled: This is from July of 2010 and everything is taking over Dwayne says everything is going.  I told him not to touch my fern peonies, clematis or trillium. I have two different clematis […]

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