Sunday Chat

Seems this has been another week of not getting a lot accomplished, but still busy all week. Last weekend and into Monday was the Backyard Bird Count. I did have some fun taking some photos and reporting my counts every day for the four day time frame. My Sweet Babboo kept the feeder full so …

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February in the Garden

Wow, first let me say thank you for the tremendous response to yesterday's post. I really am grateful for your feedback and support. For those who are new to the blog, I mentioned the Safelight Project, click on that link to see last year's project start, and use the category on the sidebar to see …

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January in the Garden

Cold weather and snow days mean there is not much to do outside, but the garden still has growing going on. I have two garden spots to keep plants over the winter. One is in my kitchen, where I have the Thanksgiving cactus, the orchid, and my eight-year-old amaryllis. That is indeed a flower spike …

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In the Garden, and Scrap Dance Mystery!

It is a bit unusual to have a lot to tell about the garden in the beginning of winter, but we've had a few surprises since my last post on the garden. We have a pair of pileated woodpeckers that live in the woods surrounding our home, and we often hear their laughing calls. Occasionally …

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December In the Garden

Even in December, there is something going on in the garden. The plants in the sunroom continue to do well, and I am hopeful that they survive the winter. Recently, I uncovered my amaryllis and brought it into the kitchen. I gave it some water, and hope it will wake up soon and produce another …

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November in the Garden

November usually brings colorful trees with gold and rust, burgundy and rich browns. This year it is a little sparse, as two storms with high winds have brought down a lot of leaves before they could turn. I did get a photo of this one, in the process of changing to a lovely orangy gold. …

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Autumn Jubilee in the Garden

Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020) in the garden brings a few chores, more to ensure a beautiful spring than to spruce up for fall.  It is a great time to dig up and divide crowded plants, put some new bulbs in the ground, and clean up the last of the summer vegetable plants.  One warm day, I …

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Late September in the Garden

Late September brings a few last flowers before the garden heads into sleep for the winter.  The geraniums don't seem to know that it is fall, and continue to produce long-lasting pink flowers in abundance. They are such an intense hue, lovely color on the veranda. My purple dahlia has put up another flower stalk, …

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September in the Garden

Late summer blooms can still be seen even with the garden winding down in the summer heat.  This gorgeous dahlia bloomed recently, heralding the colors of fall right around the corner. I still have cherry tomatoes on the vine, taking their time to ripen in the sun. I planted an avocado seed and have a …

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An Abundance of Tomatoes with Recipe Ideas

This has been the best year I have ever had for tomatoes, thanks to my friend Bonnie H who advised me on what I was doing wrong.  Mostly it had to do with sunlight, and getting more of it to the plants.  Anyway, this year has seen a bounty of tomatoes, so much so we …

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