Monthly Archives: May 2011

Time for chores

Last night we got back from a fabulous long weekend at the lake, with all the promised planting and dirt-digging.  I got Mom’s pots all done and she even had a few perennials to add to the garden she has … Continue reading

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Off to the cabin

We’re going to “open up” the lake place this weekend, and I can hardly wait—Trevor and I haven’t been there since October and I have really missed it. I also miss my aunts and uncles, whom we typically don’t see … Continue reading

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Flower confessions

Ok. . . so, I freely admitted awhile back that I have a Harry Potter garden.  The height of nerd-dom, you probably thought at the time.  Flower confessions time. A few years ago I was browsing through the Schreiner’s iris … Continue reading

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Getting things done

Well, the vegetable garden is planted.  With Trevor’s (much appreciated) help, I got it all done on Thursday night, including the seeds for the zinnia trials.  Good thing, too, as it’s really been too wet since then to do much … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

Well, it’s that time of year—the time of year that my mom and I take our yearly trip out to Sheldon, ND, to visit the Sheyenne Greenhouse.  I suppose, technically, it’s not really a pilgrimage. . . although dictionary.com defines … Continue reading

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An affinity for colorful veggies

I don’t know what it is.  But when I see things like purple carrots and blue potatoes, I just have to try them. I really want to get my vegetable garden planted this weekend (I know, I know, it’s not … Continue reading

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Getting down and dirty

Well, I got it all done—we were out working in the yard much of the day yesterday, and MAN OH MAN did it feel good!  I’m a little stiff today, which always happens after the first few times out, but … Continue reading

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Garden cleanup

It’s time to finish garden cleanup—I’m hoping for one nice day (or even part of a day) this weekend so I can finally get that done.  Spring cleanup is always such an overwhelming chore to me—I suppose because I have … Continue reading

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More on daffodils

I was out taking some photos of the daffodils last night and thought I would share a few with you. These are the ‘Jetfire’ daffodils that I planted a few years ago—they have definitely increased in number since I put … Continue reading

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My Harry Potter garden

Yes, it’s true–I’m a nerd in SO many ways.  Gardening, Harry Potter, and the list goes on and on. When my daughter was younger, she was SO into Harry Potter (truth be told, actually, she still is, at age 19).  … Continue reading

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