Monday, February 11, 2013


And the first seeds to germinate this year....Sunset mix heirloom Italian peppers from Renee's Garden!

I am not at all shocked. Her seeds are almost always the first out-of-the-gate every single year!

If you get a chance to order seeds from her, seriously, do it. You won't be disappointed!

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Friday, January 04, 2013

A new start

I got the media kit from Renee's Garden in the mail and boy, oh boy was it just the kick-start I needed!
I'm actually excited to get back into the gardening since we've acquired a new roto-tiller.
Since last year was such a bust with the weather, I'm hoping this year will treat our garden a little better...I'll really, really be needing to can and freeze veg and fruit this year, unfortunately.
Can't wait to get some onion seed started later this month.
Thanks for pulling up that excitement that has been missing for so long, Renee!!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

I Give Up!

Well, as it stands right now, I've given up on all of my flowerbeds. I just can't deal with the quack grass any more and it has taken over 90 percent of the beds. I've waved the white flag of surrender. The quack grass wins! It's the only thing I hate about living in the country surrounded by farm fields that never get mown. ~sigh~

I'll continue the war in the veg garden, though. We might have an ugly lawn, but we still gotta eat!

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

The Martagon Lilies Bloomed!

Woot!!
I started them 5 years ago from seed I received from the Willow Garden, and here they are - What beauties!











They were so worth the wait. I still have more to bloom yet, plus the ones that were started a year later than these to, hopefully, have some new colors next year. I sure won't be disappointed if they're the same!
Happy growing!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mid-August 2010

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Quick one - busy, busy.
Blooms in the yard now:

I love this color.
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Past bloom. I missed it.
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Still tons of buds to open yet. I'm hoping I'll get at least a few the Japanese beetles haven't munched!
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Another I love the color of this year.
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The scent is glorious this year.
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These were suppose to be the double cosmos 'extra' seed from Renee's Garden. Ummm, not quite...
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These always cheer me up!
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The hummers are happy.
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So pretty.
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And, just like every other year, my poor lil maple is confused again!! He's always in such a rush, and no amount of trying to explain to him that he's two months early is sinking in...
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