Category Archives: Gardening

Garden Log March 18

It was my plan, since my big long day in the garden last Sunday, to spend time outdoors every day doing some gardening chore or other. Today Barb was over most of the morning for tea and work — which … Continue reading

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Garden Log March 17

Planted 2 bleeding hearts outside and started a flat of basil, thyme and oregano seeds inside. Last summer the basil crop was glorious and long-lasting. We want more! The picture’s from SweetB’s Etsy shop:  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8983042  It’s one of my favorites … Continue reading

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Garden Log — March 16

Emboldened by the rose pruning demonstration yesterday at the seminar, I really lit into the back yard roses this morning. It was a wonderful day to spend outside. In particular I pruned Heritage down to canes about two feet high. … Continue reading

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Garden Log March 14

It rained in the morning, and I was busy helping my friend Barb (aka sweetb) set up her blog.  That link goes to her Etsy shop; the blog is not quite ready. Then in the afternoon when I noticed it … Continue reading

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Garden Log March 13

I went to Lowes this morning and came home with new pruners, (lost the old ones–sob!), some bags of compost and a bale of peat moss. You see–spring does eventually come! I am not a fan of late winter–January through … Continue reading

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When Will These Be Planted?

The 7 bareroots I ordered by means of a gift from my father-in-law arrived this week. The first step is to put them in a bucket of water to soak. I didn’t have a bucket large enough, so I converted … Continue reading

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In Anticipation of Roses

Thanks to a generous gift certificate from my father-in-law to S & W Greenhouse, I have some new roses coming next spring! St. Patrick is one. Also Distant Drums, Julia Child, Chicago Peace, Daybreaker, and Granada. These are pictures of … Continue reading

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