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Mid May
Posted on May 20, 2022 7:52 AM

so many projects going on at once
I impose on myself a deadline to have all plants in ground by end of may , Glare not looking so good right now

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a rack full of seedlings and still have to start some squash and Shrug! .....well I have a list
Lots of pots filling out

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my favorite tallbearded so far this year.
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this is a test cucumber . I plan to leave it in the greenhouse and see what I get
May have to hand pollinate, not sure Smiling
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I would like to put something else in the greenhouse but needs to like heat.

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Too Hot Too Early
Posted on May 11, 2022 4:38 PM

as I type we have 90+ outside .....that is why I am inside instead of working on the gardens.
Wasn't nice early this morning either above 70 before 7 Am
Weather man said several long standing records broken
Afew blooms
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these have come up all over the garden , will be pulling some after first flush
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Nigels pond has new guests
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started putting out houseplants last week
I think we may have seen our last frost
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the large pot in front of the front step will be flowers this year . It has been herbs for a couple years.
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May Day
Posted on May 1, 2022 2:22 PM

When I was young we celebrated May Day by making baskets and filling them with flowers.


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the viola is the herb of the year . I never think of them as herbs but I do always plant a few in my herb bed.
these little tri-color ones are the type my Grandmother use to have , they self seeded very happily for her .
and are happy in one of my mini gardens


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Several flowers blooming this week
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...and several buds waiting for a sunny day.
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Once again spring is moving faster than I am.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed and behind in the garden.
It is rather cold and breeze today
after two full days in the garden my body needs a day of rest .

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Great gardening Day
Posted on Apr 22, 2022 6:11 PM

Started out cloudy, cool, calm, and 50
My perfect work day

My favorite find was a blue tailed skink. I have envied my sisters garden because she has them all over. I have lived here 20 some years and never saw one till today , I think it may be the stacks of stones on the back side of the garden shed that attracted them . Hope they stay and multiply.
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found several tiger beetles (such bright guys)


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the sedum are putting on some spring growth


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the woodland sedum is blooming early , probably because it wintered over in the greenhouse.


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new blooms everywhere

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Working on a mini crevice garden ...no plants yet still giving the rocks a think Thinking
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weeded... transplanted ...mulched...mowed grass and took a walk over the hill to check out the wildflowers
...a rather full day ....tomorrow off to the Master gardeners plant sale nodding for more work/play

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Surprise snow
Posted on Apr 18, 2022 4:49 PM

woke this morning to some surprise snow
Had not been watching the news, with company from out of town here for Easter

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was quite pretty but the birds were not pleased I let the feeders go empty


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the winter sown jugs were looking like winter.
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