Monthly Archives: August 2011

Zinnias and potatoes

I was out last night measuring my zinnias for the zinnia trials and thought I’d snap a few shots to share with you.  They are doing quite well—they are all big, healthy-looking plants with fairly numerous blooms.  A couple of … Continue reading

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Preserving the harvest

We had a very productive weekend—had some people over for a garden tour (and of course the necessary wine after), picked vegetables, and did some canning. I would have done more canning, actually, if I weren’t still sort of recovering … Continue reading

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Rain barrels

A few years ago I noticed a class that was being offered through Moorhead Community Education on rain barrels—you paid for the class (I think it was about $35) and then everyone in the class put together and got to … Continue reading

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Fall is coming

It’s a hard thing, sometimes. . . and bittersweet.  I absolutely love fall—it’s probably my favorite season (which may be kind of odd, now that I think about it, for a gardener). I just love the abundance of fall—produce from … Continue reading

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Composting the lazy way

I’m sure this won’t surprise any of my regular readers, but when it comes to compost, I take the easy way out. Sure, you can buy really cool compost tumblers and make your own compost bins—there are probably hundreds of … Continue reading

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Fruits of our labor

Well, here I am, back from my short hiatus. . . and once again, my apologies if anyone was the least bit disappointed that I didn’t post Friday or Monday.  As it turned out, the “minor”  procedure I had on … Continue reading

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Things to do

Do your gardening chores ever just completely get away from you?  I probably sound like a broken record, here, but I feel like I’ve hardly had any time this summer to spend working in my gardens. We had another garden … Continue reading

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CSA corn

I love my CSA! That’s Community Supported Agriculture, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term.  I’ve mentioned before that we share a CSA box with my sister and her husband—we belong to Bluebird Gardens in Fergus Falls. … Continue reading

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Zinnia trials

I was out taking a stroll around the yard last night and checking on all my babies—they are all doing so well!  The yard just seems like a riot of color right now with all the tiger lilies and false … Continue reading

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I’m baaaack!

Yes, I’m aware you probably weren’t all sitting at your computers with baited breath, just waiting for me to post again.  But I was out of town this weekend and just came back yesterday, so I missed my usual Monday … Continue reading

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