Category Archives: Garden Plans

Organizing Chaos

My garden shed has to serve many purposes.  It is a gardening shed, of course, but it is also an exercise room, a machinery shop, freezer space, and storage.  All these purposes make organization and order very necessary.  Unfortunately, it … Continue reading

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July 2015 To-Do List

Flower Gardens Annuals Plant wildflowers, cosmos, celosia, and zinnia. Native Plants Thin out the Oregon grape. Perennials Spread compost on the fuchsias. Prune the deadwood off the fuchsias. Roses Weed the rose beds. Tie up any new canes on the … Continue reading

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October To-Do List

Berries Plant more strawberries. Spread compost around blueberries. Mulch blueberries with fallen leaves. Flower Garden Annuals: Nothing this month. Bulbs: Spread compost on the Spring bulbs. Native Plants: Mulch Indian plum with leaves. Uproot/dig up as many poplars as I … Continue reading

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September Wrap-Up

Not much got done this month.  I harvested some of my potatoes and turnips, but that was about it.  Fortunately, more is already getting accomplished in October.

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September To Do List

There is always a lot to do in the garden, and every month I faithfully post my list.  Some of it will get done and some will not, but it helps to keep me on-track.  For those of you who … Continue reading

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August Wrap Up

Like most gardeners, my to-do list tends to be bigger than I can actually accomplish each month.  However, some of it still manages to be crossed off the list.  Here is the wrap up of what I did get done … Continue reading

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August To Do List

Maintenance Sharpen mower blades. Water when needed. As always, keep on weeding. Vegetable Garden Plant lettuce, peas, and beans. Order garlic bulbs. Sow cover crops. Herb Garden Remove flower stems from the lavender when it finishes blooming. Reshape lavender if … Continue reading

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August To Do List

Planning Start thinking about Spring bulbs.  I know I need more flowers during the Spring months, but I am not sure whether or not they should be bulbs.  I have to look at pictures and decide what is more important: … Continue reading

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July To-Do List

Maintenance Keep on weeding. Do a weekly check on any plants planted within the last three years. Edge beds. Clean and sharpen the pruners.  If I keep putting this on my list, it will get done.  Eventually. Don’t forget to … Continue reading

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June To-Do List

It is that time of year again, and the garden chores are exploding.  Fortunately, summer break is almost here, so I will soon have time to go after them with a vengeance. Planning Photograph the entire garden. Prepare new beds … Continue reading

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