The garden is now completely filled, planted, and ready to grow. Every square inch has been taken up with a cast of characters, as diverse and unique as a Cirque du Soleil show. The stage is set, the music cued, …

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This year, in my new garden, the strawberry plants enticed me with the thoughts of their delicious, juicy, red berries. They sang in my ears in their sweet sing-song voices as I planned the garden telling me – “this year …

Strawberries – My Foes Read more »

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I was standing on my deck in front of a one of my planters, a couple of days ago, looking over the baby plants and making sure the new seeds had enough moisture. All of the sudden something caught the …

The Lilies Are Lurking Read more »

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Peas are the first seeds I plant in the early spring. I carefully contemplate the timing of their conception, waiting a few days and pouring over the long-range forecast to make sure I pick the proper time. Some years I …

The Chorus Begins to Rise Read more »

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This year, I started my garden project with life experience, a semi flat space in the yard and a garden hose that didn’t quite reach to the lawn. My yard was less than ideal, with lower than optimal levels of …

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My sweetheart and I have a running joke. “I could build it out of 2X4s!” I will say loudly with a big bright smile. It’s the answer to all and any question that remotely has to do with building things. …

2X4X6X8 – Building Things Read more »

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I have plant babies!! Their tiny green shoots peeking out from the dark earth, shyly unfurling, expanding, and then opening to the sunshine. They remind me of Broadway stars, arms stretched out as if to say – here I am, …

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