Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lovely Thugs, And How To Live With Them (In The Garden, Of Course!)

Another wonderful, and dry, weekend here.  We started several garden projects, and are in the middle of them, so no pretty “after” pictures to show you . . .  yet.  However, they should be coming up shortly (supposed to be … Continue reading

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Easy and Free Plant Labels

I started a bunch more seeds over the glorious and hot weekend–you can read more about some of the garden activities we did, such as plant peas and potatoes.   At this time of year, when I’ve already made my … Continue reading

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Peas, Potatoes and You

(Okay–I saw a video biography recently of a wonderful cabaret duo, John Wallowitch and Bertram Ross called Wallowitch and Ross:  This Moment, and this is one of the songs that they did, and I can’t get it out of my … Continue reading

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Salad Green Seeds Germinated!

Last week I showed you our new salad bed.  It contains some lettuce and radicchio starts that I started from seed, as well as a bunch of rows to which I added 10 different types of salad greens seeds, as … Continue reading

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Pruning ‘Einset’ Grapes–Use Color Coding!

We had another little string of 3 delightful sunny days, including the weekend, and so I thought that would be the perfect time to go out and prune the grape that is growing on the pergola. My grape variety is … Continue reading

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The View From Our Front Stoop Today, 5 pm

  Yesterday, it was between 70 and 75 degrees here.  Today–It is a pounding rain on the roof–in this picture you can kind of see the rain pooling up and spattering on the street below.  Did I mention we live … Continue reading

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Salad Under Wraps

It was sunny and warm for three days in a row here, and you know how I get when the weather cooperates–needless to say, I didn’t sit down behind my computer much at all.   New tulips blooming this week– … Continue reading

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Hello, Hyacinths!

Happy beginning of April, everyone!  We finally had a much-needed dry and sunny day–66 degrees–yahoo!  I ran around and did a lot of little cleaning jobs out in the garden; still have a bunch left to do, but isn’t that … Continue reading

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