Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bad Back: No Garden Work Allowed

My garden needs a lot of attention before fall. There are plants and bulbs to put in the ground. A veritable ocean of weeds needs to be pulled. I have 4 bags of cypress mulch to put down on the … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Garden

Don’t you love sitting outside and just enjoying the garden you’ve created? Contemplating the beauty you’ve created, smelling the fragrance, listening to the birds, watching the bees and butterflies appreciating your work? I don’t. I mean, I can’t. I’ve tried. … Continue reading

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Your Least Favorite Gardening Chore? Mine: Watering

On Facebook I just asked people what their least favorite regular household chore is, and my own answer was “cleaning the cat litter boxes.” That got me to thinking about garden chores and which one I hate most. The answer: … Continue reading

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One Wish: Die, Weeds, DIE!

David Beaulieu, About.com Landscaping Expert, posted about the ‘Secret Lust’ Coneflower, a powder-puff echinacea that changes colors. In Facebook’s #gardenchat group, he asked, “Do you have a Secret Lust?” Well, yes, I do, but it isn’t this flower or any … Continue reading

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I Think I Killed My Fuschia

Fuschia ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’ (or ‘Bonnsted, as I first saw it listed) is one of my favorite plants. Tender in my area (Zone 5), it has gorgeous, hummingbird-attracting blooms and dark foliage. I think I’ve killed mine. How? Simply enough. I didn’t … Continue reading

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