Monthly Archives: April 2011

Another daffodil update

Ok, so it’s been a CRAZY week at work, which is why I’ve been neglecting my blog (too tired by the time I get home).  But I promise I will be more diligent starting Monday.  :) For those who are … Continue reading

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Defying the weather

Well, it’s pansy time again. . . this year, of course, quite a bit later than some.  I can recall at least two years in recent memory that I purchased and potted up pansies right around my birthday at the … Continue reading

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Dwarf iris

Another one of my favorite signs of spring is my tiny little dwarf irises—they start blooming right after the crocus do.  I have purple, blue, and yellow—and these little guys are just stunning!  This is another flower that I think … Continue reading

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Daffodil update

Well, the daffodils are getting bigger, slowly but surely. . . I don’t suppose this last round of snow made them real excited to be coming up, though.  But they seem unscathed—and I know they are pretty tough.  I have … Continue reading

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Bean trials

Last summer I participated in the University of Minnesota Master Gardener bean trials.  I thought it sounded kind of fun—plant six different varieties of bush beans and then monitor and evaluate their growth habits, bean production, and the beans’ taste … Continue reading

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The 300 daffodils

After I had been gardening only a few years, I planted tulips.  Tulips, I thought, would come up every year, and during early spring, before the other perennials are really coming into their own, tulips are always a welcome splash of … Continue reading

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More signs of spring

Last Monday (my birthday) after I came home from work, my husband just couldn’t wait to point out some tiny little yellow spots in a few of our garden beds. . . the crocus were starting to bloom!  After all … Continue reading

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Signs of spring

Is spring really here at last?  To this gardener, it seems like it’s been a really long winter. . . although, in all fairness, I think I feel that way every spring.  I usually start ordering my vegetable seeds in … Continue reading

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