Category Archives: Landscaping

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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My Trees

For living on such a small plot of land, I actually have quite a few trees.  Some of them I like, some I hate, and some I just do not know what to think.  Here is the rundown. Poplars By … Continue reading

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Completing the Herb Garden

After digging out all the poplars and removing the cinder blocks, I was finally ready to move onto the more normal aspects of prepping my herb garden.  First, I had to loosen the soil.  Since it was so heavily compacted … Continue reading

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Battle of the Cinder Blocks

As I mentioned in my previous post, after finally clearing most of the poplar roots from my new herb bed, I discovered that cinder blocks were buried under the dirt — a good five to six inches deep — in … Continue reading

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Attack of the Poplars

For years I have been trying to get an herb garden established. Unfortunately for me, though, a good portion of our yard floods every winter.  Each time I thought I had found a good spot, the floods would destroy the … Continue reading

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Pruning and Shaping

Normally, I try to post one blog entry during the week and one on the weekend.  That was not going to happen last week, though, because we were going camping.  Realizing this, I planned to do some super-easy garden work … Continue reading

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Bloomsday: August 2012

Family medical issues have been taking priority over the garden lately, but that doesn’t mean I can’t post some pictures for Bloomsday!  I will, however, keep this post fairly pared down. The knapweed looks pretty done for, but if I … Continue reading

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Bloomsday: July 2012

It has been a while since I have posted on Bloomsday, but I finally remembered to not only take the pictures, but also to actually post on the 15th.  Here are my blooms: the ones that I want in my … Continue reading

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April, May, and June Showers Make Weeds . . . and Compost!

Yes, I know I have spent a lot of time complaining about both the wetness and the weeds.  Here are a couple of before and after pics, so you can see exactly what I’m dealing with. This was my strawberry … Continue reading

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Balancing My Love of Bulbs with the Need for Diversity

It might have taken three months, but the ground finally dried out enough for me to plant my tulips.  Fortunately, only a few of them were moldy.  Along with not wanting to waste my money (they were spendy) I’ve been … Continue reading

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