Summer Rose Care

Roses bloom like crazy in June, then when the heat gets intense in July, they rest.  This is the time to fertilize your roses.  Wait until the BIG bloom is over, deadhead the roses, trim back stems (not more than one third of their length) then add some fertilizer to get them through the stressful […]

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WHAT IS EATING MY PLANTS?!!

I wrote the caption in all caps, I think you understand the emotion behind it!  I love zucchini in the summer fresh from my garden.  In May, I planted seeds for 2 lovely plants.  The seeds germinated and put out nice green leaves.  Then, one day I noticed they were being eaten by an insect. […]

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Bee hive maintenance

Bee hive maintenance

This month we found our new hive was queenless.  We started this hive with a swarm that we captured in our pasture.  It was a small swarm, but we had great hopes for it to grow much larger since we captured it in early May.  Something happened to the queen, though and so what we […]

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June Maintenance

The most beautiful month in my garden is June. So many things are in bloom and everything is healthy and prospering. As the month winds down, it is time to give some of those perennials a hair cut. Cut the perennials whose flowers are spent or the plant is starting to look leggy, or has […]

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Bumblebees

I love bumblebees, but I don’t see them very often. I was just about to cut down the comfrey to put into the compost pile, when I heard the BUZZ. I ran to get my camera to take a photo of the fat guy. It is not easy to get a picture of these bees, […]

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Kitchen Window (Continued)

Just to keep you up to date on my kitchen window . . . The peonies have bloomed and to my surprise, they are white- with just a brush of red on the outer petals. Since I have never seen a bloom on them, I didn’t know what to expect. It’s been so nice to […]

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Plants of Walmart

You’ve heard of the “people of Walmart”, well, here is “the plants of Walmart”. I wanted to see if I could plant a pretty pot with the most common annuals that you can purchase at Walmart. Here is a photo: This pot has “wave” brand petunias, purple and pink, white alyssum, and blue annual lobelia. […]

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Everyone Needs a Kitchen Window

Yesterday, I realized I spend a lot of time staring out my kitchen window, the one right above the sink. While I am scrubbing out the dinner scraps from a pan, I love to be distracted by the plants outside the window. Right now, I am anxiously watching my peony develop buds. I’m anxious because […]

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Muddy Foot Prints

Muddy Foot Prints

How many times have you stepped outside, done a little gardening and then realized you left sometime indoors that you need right now? So you go traipsing through the kitchen, down the carpeted hall and retrieve it. Retracing your steps, you realize you have left a long muddy trail that would put Hansel and Gretel […]

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Emerging spring plants

Emerging spring plants

A beautiful plant in spring is (above) the glossy ornamental ginger. These plants require DEEP shade and moist soil. Can’t wait for the lillies of the valley (left) to bloom. They have a sweet fragrance and delicate little white flowers just right for a miniature vase. These are finally spreading- I have had them in […]

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Spring Colors

Spring Colors

What a joy to have so many things in bloom in the back yard.   I wanted to post photos of the colors in my back yard.    Wish I had smell-a-vision to share the sweet scents with you.  Double click on any of the photos for a larger view!    

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Pear Tree blossoms

Pear Tree blossoms

Spring is a busy time for work, but I just have to stop work and take a few photos of all the beautiful trees in bloom. When the heat hits in July and I am tired of working outside, I like to review the spring photos to remember the beauty of spring. This is my […]

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