Category: Gardening

More garden pictures

I am lazy, and tired and my garden is actually doing amazingly well right now, so it is picture post time again! Plus this helps me log my progress for next year.  I had given up hope on my asparagus coming up this year, then lo and behold look who decided to show up after all. …

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Pond side find

I’ve spent the past few days home with a kid that had the sniffles that somehow turned into pink eye. Or at least it looked like it could have been pink eye – what do I know. Neither hubby nor I have ever had it. So, today I could rant about how annoying it is …

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Garden Pictures

Some pictures from my backyard. One of my favorite California native, Apache plume. pretty white flowers in spring that turn into fluff balls in summer and fall. This bush is buzzing! Happy Happy bees enjoying the Ceonothus.  Watermelons are thriving. So are the beets and carrots.  Green beans, eh, not so much. At least a few are …

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Take that weeds!

The other morning I poured some plain old distilled vinegar into a spray bottle, added a squirt or two of dishwashing liquid and attacked my weeds. I don’t necessarily mind pulling weeds, but 1) you have to stay on top of it or they get out of control quickly and 2) it is nearly impossible to get …

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Love my Easter Egg Hunting Yard

When the landscapers were putting the finishing touches on our native landscape, we found out J was on the way. For a moment M and I regretted removing all of the grass in the backyard. Then we looked at each other and said in unison “Easter Egg Hunts!” It is perfect for them. Here are a …

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My Pictorial Gardening Notebook

For the past few years I have tried to keep notes on what I do in the garden in a spiral bound notebook. Things I have put in are when I trim, what I plant and when, when things start blooming, etc. The problem is I start out pretty well in early spring and then I …

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Planting time!

Today is just too beautiful of a day here in my area to spend it on the computer. The boss and I will start these seeds indoors as soon as he is finished with snack and maybe go to “the flower store” (aka Lowes) to get the potting soil and hardware for the raised bed …

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A bit of spring

I am not trying to rub it in to those of you buried under a blanket of that funny white stuff you like to dump on your yards and roads and… I could never handle snow for longer than a weekend jaunt to the local mountains. But as a public service to anyone with the …

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