Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mystery herb

Do you ever see something coming up in your gardens in the spring and think, “What in the world IS that?  Did I plant that?”  I’m embarrassed to admit how often this happens to me.  (I guess that’s probably a … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven bags of mulch

What a great weekend for gardening!  It was so good to be home for the weekend and get lots of things accomplished around the yard.  We trimmed our shrubs (Trevor got to try out his new toy electric hedge-trimmer), weeded … Continue reading

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Sharing the garden

A coworker-friend of mine and her mother came over last night for a garden tour (which, at our house, always culminates in a glass of wine on the deck).   She was kind enough to bring cheese and crackers to go … Continue reading

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Potatoes

“Po-TAY-toes. . . boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew”. . . . I can hardly think of potatoes without hearing that line from the Lord of the Rings in my head.  But you’re interested in gardening, not … Continue reading

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The (un)cutting garden

I have a cutting garden. . . it was one of the first gardens I planted as the gardening fever hit me just over a decade ago. It was a brilliant idea, I thought—it’s placed on the south side of … Continue reading

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Iris update

I know, it’s probably a bit soon for another iris posting, but when I got home from work last night my “Merlot” iris was blooming and it is SO beautiful I couldn’t resist taking a picture of it to post … Continue reading

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Iris Fever

I have to admit I was never wild about irises. . . those old-fashioned ones that seemed to always look sort of ratty the second the blooms started to decline. . . I’ve seen them around ever since I was … Continue reading

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Back to gardening (sort of)

I was notified yesterday that on Friday I was elected to the Master Gardener State Advisory Board.  I’m really pretty excited!  My three-year term starts immediately.  I’m not exactly sure at this point what it will entail—I know I’m expected … Continue reading

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Glendalough visit

Or, “How my determination to snap a few wildflower photos turned into a Stephen King novel”. . . . Trevor and I always go to the lake for a weekend in the fall, just the two of us.  And we … Continue reading

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More on coral bells

After my entry yesterday about lady’s mantle and coral bells, I decided I should really take some pictures of the different varieties of coral bells I have so that you can see just a few of the many varieties that … Continue reading

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