Category Archives: Flowers

Black petunias

I always try to avoid garden fads.  You know the ones I mean–new releases of funky flowers that, for whatever reason, are all the rage this year. Mostly I just feel slightly offended by the garden industry as a whole, … Continue reading

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A shade classic

A few years ago I picked up some little Solomon’s Seal seedlings at the Fargo Botanic Garden Society spring plant sale. It was a spur-of-the-moment purchase–I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, but I liked the looks of this regal, … Continue reading

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The diaper trick

That got your attention, didn’t it?   Ok, it’s not really a trick.  It IS really a diaper, though. The weather this weekend was gorgeous, and I actually got some garden cleanup accomplished (about half the beds) and also potted … Continue reading

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Flower fever

Last night I went to the grocery store to buy cream cheese.  Well, ok, Trevor needed some cream cheese for a dessert he was making for work the next day, and I said, I’ll go, but give me the grocery … Continue reading

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A taste of spring

The weather here in Moorhead has been in the mid to high 30s the past two days–I can’t BELIEVE how great it feels! Well, yes, I can. It’s been a brutal winter so far and it’s so far from over.  … Continue reading

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Not for orchid lovers only

I know, I’ve been posting about our trip to the cities all week. Please, bear with me for one more post about the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. . . well, one more for now, anyway. I’ll probably have another rash of … Continue reading

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Last bouquet

I think I probably picked my last bouquet of the season. Maybe not–I mean, you just never know about the weather around here. . . it could stay above freezing for another week.  But there’s not too much blooming at … Continue reading

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Another productive weekend

It’s too bad I can’t think of a more original title. . . I must have used that one five times already.  But really, it’s kind of sad, in a way, that I don’t have the opportunity to use it … Continue reading

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Desk flowers

I had pledged to myself earlier this summer that I was not going to let this summer go by without enjoying my flowers. And, since I work 40 hours a week, a great way to do that is to cut … Continue reading

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More happy accidents

One of things I love most about gardening is that almost anything looks good. I mean, sure, there are things that really just “don’t work” together in the end, but almost anything is more interesting than grass. (Did I just … Continue reading

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