Monthly Archives: May 2012

First Harvest! Yeah!!!

Look close at all the wonderful kale in all it’s glory, ready to harvest. It’s in the shadiest part of the garden. (these were starts I bought about a month ago) Here is a link to the selfsufficientgardener website and … Continue reading

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Useful, Fun Garden Art

Useful, Fun Garden Art.

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Useful, Fun Garden Art

This is a fun easy project. We put it into the kitchen garden. I keep a pair of garden gloves, a trowel, some scissors for cutting herbs and a few other odds and ends. I found the mailbox at a … Continue reading

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the Journey Toward Increased Self Sufficiency

I’m a very enthusiastic amateur gardener, plant collector, chicken farmer and avid Do It Yourselfer. I am on a journey toward increased self-sufficiency by focusing on growing and preserving more of our own food. After some recent health concerns, I … Continue reading

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Garden WOW, Ornamental Rhubarb, Update # 1

Garden WOW ‘Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum’ Update One In my original post, I photographed all three of these in our yard and all three were comparable in size but the one in the most sun had the very purple color. … Continue reading

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Pretty Purple Perennial Primrose

Primula ‘Miss Indigo’ This deep purple perennial primula has proven to be vigorous and blooms very prolifically. This year, again, it is covered in double deep indigo purple blooms with a delicate silver white edge. They are in full bloom … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

These are some of the signs of spring in the maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest.

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Bird Cage as Garden Art adds Interest & Protects Plants

Here’s a great idea to keep the bunnies, deer & elk from dining on your favorite plants. Find an old birdcage, of any kind,  the more interesting the better. Paint it if you want.  ( a can or two of … Continue reading

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Garden Art – Molded Concrete Stepping Stone

This was an experiment in molded concrete stepping stone, that turned out well! I’ve done lots of other concrete stepping stones but this is the first time putting it into this kind of mold.  I don’t know what the mold … Continue reading

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