Category Archives: Gardening

Heating up

Yesterday was a scorcher here in Moorhead–I’m not sure what the high was, but when I checked around 5 p.m. it said 94 on our yard thermometer.  Today’s supposed to be even hotter. I’m not complaining. (Yet.) Since it’s the … Continue reading

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All tidied up

As I mentioned on Monday, we did a lot of pruning this past weekend. We had extensive rabbit damage on our cotoneasters, so we’ve been systematically pruning them down to about 2 feet tall–however, I didn’t want to do them … Continue reading

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Background music

I’ve been able to spend a lot of time in my yard this summer.  The weather has been just beautiful–I could not have asked for a more beautiful summer to have lost my job. I’ve had extra time to work … Continue reading

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And the summer flies by. . .

I can’t believe how fast this summer is going.  Even though I’m currently not working it’s just amazing how the days fill and the time flies. We were at a handbell festival in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, for a week or so, … 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 straw trick

Since my post about the diaper “trick” was so well-received, I thought I’d share another little oddity that I do every spring. Let me start with just a bit of history. One year, we had to replant our tomatoes and … Continue reading

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Cleanup accomplished

I worked a little bit on garden cleanup every day these past couple of weeks, and I am thrilled to say I finished yesterday. It really can be an overwhelming job in the spring, but it is SO nice when … Continue reading

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Working in stages

This is the first time I’ve been unemployed since I started working in 1986.  It’s weird.  But, the timing couldn’t have been better.  For the first time since I started gardening, I’m able to work on the garden cleanup a … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Sheldon

Well, it’s not really a pilgrimage.   But my mom and I go to Sheldon, ND, every spring to shop at the Sheyenne Country Greenhouse. I can’t even remember why we did it the first time, but ever since it’s … 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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