Category Archives: Physical and Mental Health

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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Summer Gardening – It’s Too Darn Hot!

I’ve mentioned often that I’m heat- and sun-intolerant. As I remember, this started in my teens. I remember going out in my bathing suit to lie on the deck at home and try to get some tan. After a very … Continue reading

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How I Got Here

Warning: Rants Ahead I moved into this house at the end of October 2008. There was a lot of trauma involved in the move – not least because it was the result of my mother’s death in December 2007. I … Continue reading

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180 Plants to Plant – Yikes!

It’s all too easy to get overenthusiastic when buying plants. There are dozens upon dozens of vendors all selling hundreds and hundreds of perennials, annuals, shrubs, ground covers and trees. If you’re like me, you can’t resist. You buy too … Continue reading

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