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Seed Gathering Saving

I never thought to collect my own seeds until my sister showed me how.  It was years ago, she was in town visiting and we had decided to take the kids to a local amusement park.  The park had several beautiful flower beds with hundreds of perennial flowers in full bloom.  She saw a flower […]

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Fall Garden Planting & To Do List

Even though you may still be pulling the sprinklers around and gardening in the morning and evening to avoid the heat, its time to start thinking about our Fall vegetable gardens. Depending on where you live or what you want to grow, you may be able to plant seeds and transplants this month. Around here […]

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Milkweed Bug- Good or Bad?

There are two types of Milkweed Bugs that love to hang out on the Milkweed plants: the Large Large Milkweed Bug and the Small Milkweed Bug.  Both feed on the seeds of the Milkweed plants.  They look almost exactly the same, except for, you guessed it, one is smaller than the other. Now what is a Milkweed Plant? […]

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Dandy Dill

I love my Dill plants more for their blooms than the use of the herb in my kitchen.  In the middle of summer heat when most flowering perennials are not looking their best, this tall beauty is showing off its goods. I started mine from seed years ago, because I was told butterflies love them. […]

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Columbine ‘Aquilegia’

The flower Columbine or ‘Aquilegia‘ is probably one of the easiest spring perennial flowers to grow if you plant it in the right spot.  Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Zone 3 to 8.  Mine are just starting to fully bloom. Here is my only gripe with this little darling, they re-seed everywhere, but to their […]

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First Day of Spring. How did you spend it?

How did you spend the first day of spring? I spent it getting a sunburn and trust me I will remember to wear sunscreen today.  My shoulders are sore. I burned while I was planting bib lettuce, musculum lettuce, kale, peas, sweet peas and carrots seeds. I spent the morning prepping the beds I would […]

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All the seedlings are up!! Baby Tomato, Eggplant & Zinnias!

Asian Melon seeds were planted in pots today. I’m taking Mother Natures cue that winter is over and next week I am going to plant the first batch of lettuce, herbs, peas and Brussels sprout seeds directly in the garden. Pray for no more frost!!

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Seed Starting…

Seed Starting time…… One of the highlights of the winter season is starting my seeds. The catalogs come, I order, and I make a run to Home Depot for my cells and mix and wait patiently for the date to get started. I usually only start seeds of plants I can not readily find available […]

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