Monthly Archives: August 2012

Kale is covered in Aphids, so what’s good about that…

So… the kale is getting older, a bit past it’s prime.  I’ve been dehydrating it as I have had time, and pulverizing the dehydrated kale to use in soups and stews over the fall and winter. Whenever I have kale … Continue reading

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Crocosmia Solfatare – My Favorite Crocosmia

Yes,   I know, they are all my favorites, but they really are at different times and stages in the developement of the gardens. Several years ago a great gardening friend gave me some starts of his plant.  I have always … Continue reading

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Comment on Recipe – How to Make Kale Brownies with Carrots by Evonne

I’m gonna try this one, tired of kale chips!

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Daylilies – A Favorite of Mine

I’ve been collecting plants for about 25 years. Daylilies have been a favorite, starting almost 30 years ago when I was pouring through seed catalogs and found seeds for some tetraploid varieties.  I started seeds and that was that.  The deal … Continue reading

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BIG DREAMS – SMALL HARVEST

BIG DREAMS – SMALL HARVEST Self sufficient…. not this year. Well, it’s almost the end of August and it’s our first season vegetable gardening at our home in the woods. It’s time to access how things are going and to … Continue reading

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Elk – An Awesome Yard Pest

Elk You know it doesn’t matter how many times we see them in the yard. I’m always mesmerized when I see them. They are huge, majestic and awesome, then reality slowly sets in. When I realize that they have eaten … Continue reading

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Caterpillars be warned!

You know, if its not one thing…it’s another. Our garden is constantly under siege. It is protected adequately against deer, elk and rabbits. Today I went out to pick some kale for dinner. There, in all it’s glory is a … Continue reading

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