Category Archives: plant shopping

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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Fifty shrubs. . . planted!

You may have noticed the discrepancy.  I had ordered 75 “shrubs” (12-inch sticks, basically) to plant at the lake. But that’s what you get when you don’t open the box.   We got to the lake, opened the box, and … Continue reading

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Seventy-five shrubs

You know how it goes when you order spring bulbs in the fall? And you know how beautiful they are, and you want them coming up in the spring, and so you go way overboard and order 300 daffodil bulbs? … Continue reading

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Pumpkin planning

I mentioned a while ago that I’ve already got most of the seeds for my vegetable garden this year–I decided to go simple and just fill the whole thing with potatoes and pumpkins. We had a bit of a problem … Continue reading

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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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Jumping the gun

I couldn’t help it. I know it’s way too early to plant. And I don’t plan on planting anytime soon. The snow just finished melting about a week ago, for Pete’s sake. But I was at a happy hour gathering … Continue reading

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The possibilities are endless

It’s that time of year. The garden catalogs started arriving a couple of weeks ago. It’s such an exciting time–at this point, the possibilities are endless. Should we grow potatoes again?  If so, should we just use the sprouting potatoes … Continue reading

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Shopping for veggies

I think I may be done vegetable shopping.  It seems impossible—I feel like I’ve hardly ordered anything! But, as I posted a few days ago, I ordered potatoes and sweet potatoes, and on the same day I also ordered my … Continue reading

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Too many choices

I know I’ve mentioned a couple of times already how exciting I think it is when the seed catalogs start arriving. In addition to the previously mentioned D. Landreth Seed Company catalog that was passed on to me from a … Continue reading

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To grow or not to grow. . . asparagus

The arrival of the seed catalogs has caused much excitement at our house, as I’m sure you could have guessed.  (Or read about it in my blog entry last Friday.) One of the things we’ve been debating is whether to … Continue reading

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