Category Archives: gardening

lessons from a tree

Look at the lovely snow from this morning, draped all over the Curly Willow tree by our front door! I love this tree and I love the story behind it. (and when I love something, you know everybody has to … Continue reading

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This Akebia vine has started really filling out! From the photo it might be hard to tell how high it is but I had to get out the BIG ladder to tie its reaching tendrils the correct way. I wanted … Continue reading

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raising a garden

The blog is where I post pictures and stories about my beautiful children. The following photos are of not officially of them. these are flowers. but it still counts. they are almost like offspring. I nurture, feed, coax and occasionally … Continue reading

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How J. Bunyan began.

The spirea hedge has been a blight and eyesore in our side yard since we moved in. For 2 weeks they Cinderella-bloom in beautiful, delicate white then quickly revert back to their ugly brown, stepsister ways. Since this is the … Continue reading

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spring manicure

It was somewhat warm today so I got to play in the yard (ah! finally!). I was pulling weeds, deadheading and dividing perennials and singing loudly with my Ipod, for almost 6 hours…can you even believe my fingernails got this … Continue reading

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growing like a….

Sunflower! I moved the compost bin this spring and dropped a few “gray mammoth” seeds in the loose, rich soil left behind. I walked away and never did another thing. No watering, no weeding, no staking. The soil they were … Continue reading

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Ah! spring!

love the fresh pink growth of this bleeding heart-all new from the soil just since friday! The daffodils, hyacinths and tulips are blooming. The plum tree and spirea are so bright white in flowers that each time I look out … Continue reading

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