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It's That Time Again

It’s that time of year when we are all cleaning up our gardens and preparing for colder weather.  But, if you would like to have garlic next summer, it’s time to think about planting it now. I’m going to be lazy today and reblog the post I did last year.  Sorry for the rerun but […]

Just Some Purty Flowers

So many things are blooming now, I just couldn’t stop at a couple of pictures. The Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o’clocks are a reseeding annual.  Some years I have more yellows and white, but this year I have more pink. They also like to cross breed and those are always a pretty combination. The Asclepias […]

Planting Garlic

Last fall was my first time to plant garlic.  It was so easy.  I picked a spot in the garden, made a raised area with the soil, planted and mulched. Then I left it alone until summer. You can’t get much easier than that. Garlic is a bulb full of separate cloves that pull apart […]

It's Garlic Diggin' Time (plus another garden pest)

Back in October, I decided to try my hand at planting garlic. I ordered my organic garlic from Renee’s Garden, prepared my bed and planted the cloves about 4-5 inches apart. Then I ignored them until last Sunday. Before we left on vacation, the tops were just beginning to turn brown.  We had an excessive […]

May 3rd, 2013

Yes, I said   May.  Usually this time of year we are grilling and staying outside ’til dark watching the martins and hummingbirds settle down for the evening. Yesterday I strolled around my yard looking for any new bloomers. My Japanese maple is stunning this year. The phlox are still blooming Columbines and English Bluebell are […]