Category Archives: Gardening

Early birds

Any gardener knows that the seed catalogs start sending you their glossy temptations (I have a friend who calls them “garden porn”) early in the year.  Far, far too early to actually start planting (or even buying, probably, in this part of the … Continue reading

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A plethora of pastel pumpkins

Ok, two isn’t really a plethora. But here’s the story. I was perusing my local newspaper yesterday when I came across an article about a local grower who’s growing “pink pumpkins” to benefit breast cancer research. My interest was piqued. I’ve … Continue reading

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Big plans

I always make big lists for the weekend.  Do you do that? I’m such a list-maker–just love to check things off my list.  And yet, I also find that sometimes a long list just makes me feel overwhelmed with chores.  Do … 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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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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Twenty (more) bags of mulch

You may have gathered, from the title, that we had a productive weekend.  I mean, wow, crazy-productive. On Saturday we went to the farmers market and then stopped and bought a few new plants (on impulse–what can I say, they … Continue reading

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And on to the next thing. . . .

I feel like the past few weeks have just been a whirlwind of activities.  Trips, work events, family parties, weekends at the lake. . . it’s all good (even great) but I’m starting to feel just a bit overwhelmed with … Continue reading

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A busy week

It’s been a busy week!  Yesterday I left town early for a tour of the Concordia Language Villages with some coworkers–we got on the bus at 7 a.m. and got back to town and off the bus about 6:15 p.m.  … Continue reading

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The rain continues

I can’t really complain (yet) about the rain. . . I know we’ve been pretty lucky at our house to miss anything catastrophic.  In the Minneapolis area we’ve got friends who lost power all weekend and friends who had a … Continue reading

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Volunteer update

I know it hasn’t been that long since my original post on this grapevine-looking volunteer, but I just had to add this. On Monday I moved the armillary in that garden to the spot where the volunteer is.  I sort … Continue reading

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