Category Archives: GARDENING – EDIBLE

Topsy – Turveys – GREAT SPACE SAVER

Our heat pump just happens to be located in the best place on our property for the food garden.  It takes up some prime real estate against the house with the best southern exposure that we have.   It is going … Continue reading

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Blackberry & Raspberry Success!

What a difference a year makes!  Two years ago we put in the food garden including the berry bed. Berries gone wild! The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, the third year they LEAP We gardeners all … Continue reading

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‘Common’ Mahonia Deserves Another Look

Mahonia 3-7-2014 Today we had a brief respite between rain and wind storms. As I was strolling the yard making the pre-spring assessment of what needs to be done… a sweet fragrance caught my attention. We love to collect the … Continue reading

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RE-PURPOSED LIGHT FIXTURES MAKE GREAT MINI-GREENHOUSES

I love to find a great deal. I love to re-purpose something someone might just add to a landfill. I love to see my plant treasures thriving in my garden Sometimes you just need a ‘mini-greenhouse’ to get some tender plants … Continue reading

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Big Monster Perennial, BUTTERBUR aka PETASITES

PETASITES: A member of the Aster family AKA: butterbur, coltswold It’s a Monster!  This leaf was over 36″ across.  That beautiful little 2-year-old is standing underneath it.  She called it her umbrella.  WOW!  Leaves like this just don’t happen in the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Small Space Garden Update…

Well, it’s been several months and we have the hope of harvesting some fruit from this small bed. The columnar apple tree ‘north pole’ is fruiting. There are a lot of little apples on this small tree. The second photo … Continue reading

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