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Things you should not do when you buy a new house: buy a ton of plants that you don’t have a place to plant. I have many plants currently living on the patio of my condo. It is not ideal. … Continue reading
I love dirt. I’d bet that most good gardeners do. I told SC the other day that I actually love making garden beds probably more than I like planting them. With good soil, everything is easier. Plants grow better, they … Continue reading
Just when you feel cocky because you remembered to call diggers hotline… “Malibu”lights from the pre-solar days, plastic weed blocker, and rock mulch= a barberry (or seven) that didn’t come out this weekend. On the upside, the hedge is looking … Continue reading
Sometimes nothing beats flowers from a great friend. Thanks A.S. for the beautiful double daffodils and tulip, it was such a sweet way to make my day!
Folks, if a tree starts growing in your garden bed, and you didn’t plant it, it is a weed. Dig it out. (see the horrible box elder (thanks c.r.), above.) Although, I could keep it and make the bed into … Continue reading
My new garden got off to a great start today… I planted everything in a temporary holding bed until I move in for real and have a chance to figure out where it should all go. Lots to do!
Today I received the first shipment of plants for New House! I close on Friday, brilliantly, and I already have received 6 French lilacs, 6 Incrediball hydrangeas, Hosta ‘Empress Wu’ and ‘Blue Mammoth’. They are currently residing in my garage, … Continue reading
I have an accepted offer on this suburban wonderland! As you can see, it has some good features (it is huge) and bad features (about 30 invasive japanese berberries that need to be destroyed). I’m pretty sure that my … Continue reading
Yes, I’m ranting again. This time about the weather. I can’t take the snow any more. Last year at this time, darling BF and I were on a date and I wore a sundress. This year, boots, tights, long sleeves, … Continue reading