Yard and Garden

Spring Projects

This spring we got itching to get going on something. Since the house is a bit more involved of a process, we decided to set to work on the yard. Unfortunately it’s been a really cold cold wet wet spring, and things haven’t exactly gone smoothly. Still, we’ve been able to get a fair amount…

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Notes on the Garden, 2016

I started the garden two weeks later than usual – just barely planting my front bed today, and I have yet to plant the vegetable garden. That trip to Hawaii really threw me off. But I did get the back bed planted with my sunflowers and zinnias before I left. So, today I planted the…

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Garden Notes 2015 – The Vegetable Garden

I don’t feel super motivated to plant a big veggie garden this year . . . So I kept it simple. 1 Watermelon 1 Zuchini 1 Butternut Squash 1 Parsley 1 Basil 6 Tomatoes Lettuce (There’s already oregano and rosemary left from last year) Easy Peasey Pumpkin Squeezey  

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Garden Notes 2015 – The Back Flower Beds

I stuck to my original plan and only planted seeds in my back beds. I was going to be ambitious and plant all three sides of my yard with flowers – about 175 ft x 4 feet . . . I need a lot of seeds. I was about to buy 1lb quantities off the…

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Garden Notes, 2015: The Front Bed

I’ve started planting a little early this year. We’ve had such a mild winter, and everyone thinks we’re done with the frost for good. In my front bed: Originally because we had such a mild winter (read: NO SNOW) I was going to do very ¬†little in my yard. I wanted to be water concous.…

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It’s Garden Time – Hurrah!

Today I will plant my cold hardy vegetables as per my garden planting guide. I picked up a few seed packets at Target the other day. This is my plan: We’ve never planted or really eaten radish’s before, but I thought I’d try!

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The Sunflowers

This year was so strange for my sunflowers – first of all, not a single one bloomed until August 18th. That is by very far the latest I’ve ever seen them wait. I’ve seen them bloom as early as 4th of July, and sometimes as late as the first week of August. But I’ve never…

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