Tag Archives: Garden Chores

Surviving the Drought

I live in one of the rainiest places on the Washington coast.  In fact, it normally rains 201 days out of the year in my home town.  This means that I typically have a very short growing season: May/June — … 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 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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Giving the Lavender a Haircut

Everything is so dry right now that I have to run the sprinklers just to be able to weed without choking on the dust.  Yesterday, by the time I watered things down, thee was not a lot of time left … 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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Heat Wave!

A miracle happened yesterday.  My little town on the coast actually got into the hundreds.  The day before was the first time we had reached ninety all summer.  Thankfully the heat wave is over and it is back to the … Continue reading

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The Battle for my Garden

As anybody who reads my blog knows, weeds are a continual issue with me.  I realize it is a natural consequence of cutting down all the brush we inherited before we had replacement plants, but it is still an ongoing … 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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