Category Archives: Garden

2012: The year my annuals became perennials

I thought petunias were annuals, but apparently I was mistaken, as three of mine have come back. I hadn’t gotten around to emptying last year’s planter boxes yet, and this mild winter has rewarded my procrastination! And our little vegetable … Continue reading

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Flowers and Cuteness

A few more flowers have started blooming around here, including the serviceberries, some more daffodils, and the burgundy tulips. And we even had a banana pepper seed come up, which means the red lettuce is the only one still holding … Continue reading

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Berry Bushes and Busybodies

We planted some berry bushes! Four raspberries (‘Brandywine’, ‘Cumberland’, ‘Heritage’, and ‘Logan’) and three blueberries (‘Bluecrop’, ‘Earliblue’, and ‘Jersey’). This bed also has some Virginia creeper that we planted last summer in hopes that it would 1. cover our ugly … Continue reading

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This Week in the Garden

These baby plants are making me hungry for fresh garden produce, but that’s still a ways off… Quite a few seed starters have come up since last week. We now have herbs: basil, borage, chives, cilantro, creeping thyme, sage, and … Continue reading

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Baby Plants

Nancy and I planted a bunch of seeds last weekend, even though it was a full eight weeks before the frost-free date. If this mild winter blends right on into spring, I’m thinking that I’ll be able to transplant all … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming!

It’s almost springtime, and little things are happening in the garden to get me all excited! I wish I could plant things now, but it’s still quite a while until the frost-free date, so I’ll just have to be patient. … Continue reading

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The Frustrations of Street-Side Gardening

Someone picked our daffodil. Aaron found it a few houses down lying on the sidewalk. I’m inclined to say it was just some drunk idiot, since the daffodil was intact on Saturday evening (I was checking on it giddily throughout … Continue reading

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I know, I know, it’s not fully blooming yet, but I just couldn’t wait! This little guy has been creeping up for the last month or so (I think he* got stunted a bit by the snow and frost we … Continue reading

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Landscape Plans

Our backyard is a jungle, with the most pervasive weeds imaginable and little to speak of other than our neglected vegetable patch and our highly chlorotic oak tree. We do have some prolific basil plants (basil must thrive on neglect), … Continue reading

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