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February Wrap Up

I finally got my tulips planted. I did not order all my seeds, thanks to my pathetic budget, but I did fill out all my order forms and get some of them sent off. I dusted the African violet, but … 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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February To-Do List

Planning Photograph garden. Order seeds, hoop snaps, netting, and tomato trellises. Create this year’s planting schedule. Maintenance Sharpen mower blades. Clean and sharpen pruners. Get a tub, potting soil, and tarp for the houseplants at school. Landscaping Update bird feeders … Continue reading

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December 2011: To-Do List

I know I’ve been bad about posting lately.  The short days combined with my busy schedule have been getting in the way.  Hopefully I will get back on track during Christmas Break.  Hopefully I will also be able to get … Continue reading

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Garden Chores: November 2011

Planning Where are the drainage problems? Look at pictures from this summer. What do I like?  What don’t I like? Maintenance Check on plants under eaves and in the cold frame.  Are they getting enough water? Update bird feeders and … Continue reading

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Monthly Wrapup: October

Planning I got some fall plant ideas from Home Depot.  True, it is not the best nursery around, but as long as I was there, I decided to browse. Japanese Blood Grass: I have really been noticing grasses lately, and … Continue reading

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October Bloomsday

Welcome to the October edition of Bloomsday, hosted as always, by May Dreams Garden. At this time, I still have a few blooms that are looking happy. This unknown gem, for instance, is very happy. Most of my blooms look … Continue reading

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Garden Chores: October 2011

Planning * Buy garlic and spring bulbs. * Visit nurseries to get ideas for fall shrubs.  I can’t afford to buy any (those darned bulbs are expensive) but I can jot down names and possibly make room for them in … Continue reading

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Planning for Spring

When we bought our house, the first thing we did was chop down all the overgrown shrubbery (nine truckloads worth).  Since then, we have not bought anything to replace it.  This was partly due to my focus on edibles.  Mostly, … Continue reading

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Bloomsday

For my first Bloomsday  post, I took a good look around my garden.  I have a few flowers here and there, but most of what is flourishing is my vegetables (not surprising since that’s where most of my energy goes).  … Continue reading

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