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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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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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Rain, Rain, Go Away

After a record-setting month of rainfall, you would think the weather would start to even out.  And it has, for the most part.  Unfortunately, “for the most part” did not cover Thursday night.  In less than 24 hours, we got … 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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Beware Of What You Ask For

Since my last post, it has hardly stopped raining.  In fact, we had such a ferocious storm this week, that my herb gardens were flooded in pools of water half a foot deep.  I am sure I was a hilarious … 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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