Category Archives: Ornamentals

My Asymmetrical Awkward Side Garden

I know it doesn’t look like much at the moment but I am hopeful it will grow in and fill up. This asymmetrical…triangular…trapazoidal garden is wedged between the house, driveway, front steps and what will one day be our patio. … Continue reading

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Free Trees

I just couldn’t help myself when I Passed by these gorgeous Japanese maples that had gone to seed. Propagating trees from seed is no quick process and I don’t know if I am going to have the patience to see … Continue reading

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My Food Garden Today-Spring Planting is Underway

My very bare garden waiting for everything to start growing My growing space is so bare! I have spent the last month cleaning up, turning under, reorganizing, reprioritizing, and trying to learn from last year’s mistakes. I have made a … Continue reading

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Tulips!

There is nothing more encouraging than seeing green shoots break through the wintery earth.  Tulips (amung other things!) are just starting to sprout, for me this is the first official sign that yes spring is coming and it’s time to … Continue reading

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Ordering Seeds for Spring

This first signs of spring are showing up…seed catalogues! There is nothing better on a winter day than flipping though seed catalogues and starting the planning for spring. Even though most seeds don’t ship till February or March, I always … Continue reading

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New Year’s Gardening Resolutions 2011

Happy new Year! Like every year I am starting out with the best gardening intentions! Looking back at 2010 I have been so surprised at how much food came out of my little garden. It’s a learning process, mostly to … Continue reading

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Pruning Lavender

Yes this seems kind of late in the season to just start pruning the lavender!  Truth be told I have not gotten around to cutting anything back for fall and its nearly Christmas! Lavender is one of those plants that … Continue reading

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