Tag Archives: gardening

Five or Six Weekends

I pulled into the drive last night and found my first tulip had opened. I took a photo, but it’s blurry. I think you can tell, from what’s goin on around that tulip, what I need to do with my … Continue reading

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SoCS — Slug Love

I keep the slugs off the hydrangeas, but otherwise, I let them roam and munch. Plenty of green for them to fill their bellies. Now and again I find a slug in the house, usually because the animals all gather round … Continue reading

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SoCs — West Side Story

I want to tell you about my hibiscus. They’re all over the west side of my yard. They’re hardy hibiscus, not to be confused with tropical hibiscus. They start blooming in July and they continue until the frost. They make … Continue reading

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SoCS — Sowing Seconds

Last night Skipah and I were chattin about our Hoosierland gardens, although commiseratin might be a better verb choice. The spring was too wet, too cold, and too late for gardening standards. If you read me in the spring, then … Continue reading

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Share Your World #23

What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)? You know those places in the mall with the giant decorated cookies? There. But my boss was a lech so I quit after about 6 months. … Continue reading

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Who’s Contrary Now?

Gardening is a great joy for me. I do not know how old I was when my mother put me to work in the garden, but I reckon I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I’ve never outgrown the miracle that … Continue reading

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Let’s not panic…

My husband doesn’t know anything about plants. He calls them all weeds. While I have unwillingly accumulated knowledge about all things war and ordnance, he has somehow never learned a thing about gardening. It’s fine, really. I point to things and say, … Continue reading

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P is for Pansies

I wish I were a tulip, but I’m a pansy. You can take quizzes on what flower you are — I’m a lily. I don’t feel like a lily at all. I feel like a pansy. For people who don’t know … Continue reading

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O is for Of Course I’m Doing Cee’s Share Your World #16

If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts?  Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected? I’ve had readers for over a decade now, solely for sewing and fine … Continue reading

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M is for Meanwhile

I’m halfway through A-Z. Meanwhile, life goes on with no regard to alphabetical order. So let’s see… Yesterday, I met local food blogger Benson for a DoorScursion. We walked through a bit of his old stomping grounds, a neighborhood called Brightwood. … Continue reading

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