Category Archives: Garden

Remembering the Daffodils

I always look forward to spring and the blooming of the daffodils.  We didn’t have any snow this winter, but did have some super cold temperatures.  Now that it’s spring, we have had several hard freezes and even a small … Continue reading

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How to Start Tomatoes from Seed

Growing tomatoes from seed is a great way to try new varieties. It’s easy, too! Continue reading

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My Wabi-Sabi Gardens

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A Couple of Crock Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

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Harvesting and Storing Green Tomatoes

How to store green tomatoes and enjoy for several more weeks Continue reading

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Seed Saving and Cuttings

Every gardener has their weakness.  For some, it’s roses.  For others, tomatoes.  For me, a flower or vegetable moves to the top of my list if I can save the seeds or take a cutting for next year. Fall is … Continue reading

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Passionflower-It's Not What You Think

The other evening I was walking through the butterfly garden in search of monarch caterpillars, when my foot managed to get tangled in a vine.  Looking down, I noticed the beautiful passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata) sneaking its way into the … Continue reading

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It's Four O'Clock Somewhere

One of the most talked about flower on my Instagram and Facebook page is Mirabilis jalapa or the old-fashioned four o’clock flower. Four o’clocks were one of the first flowers I grew when we bought our first home.  I had mentioned … Continue reading

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Minding My Own Beeswax

Making honey is no small feat for a bee.  Foraging bees must first visit many flowers to collect nectar.  Then, it is brought to the hive where a worker bee takes the nectar and places it in one of the openings in the specially … Continue reading

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A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

This time of year, the gardens are filling in nicely with a mixture of annuals and perennials.  When the summer heat begins to build, I usually devote my garden walks to the early morning or late evening (late evening being … Continue reading

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