this week, in the garden

I have been busy in the garden: weeding, planting, tending, expanding. I have added two news flower beds, well, a new bed in front of the garden fence and expanded another behind it. The new bed is the first to break away from the garden fence line on the front side: The expanded bed is […]

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lighting the path

The solar chandelier needed new solar lamps. I found such a great deal at Big Lots!, a box of ten for thirty. The chandelier needs a new home, since solar edison bulbs are going up in the pergola and will be bright enough to prevent the chandelier from lighting. I liked the pathway lights so […]

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today, in the garden:

Spring blooms have peaked and moved on. Join me on a stroll through our cattywampus garden to see what Early Summer has coaxed forth: The clematis is astonishing. The peonies are underway: The bearded iris have begun their display: Moving on into the garden:

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expanding, day 2:

I defined some edges, started the pathway up to the retaining wall, transplanted more daylilies and a clump of wild garlic. There’s still the wild onion to bring down from the front yard… The open area of mulch has been sown with the zinnia seeds shown below: This weekend has been a major step in […]

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expanding the garden

I made a good starting effort toward reclaiming more of the garden lot last weekend by raking out branches from the back corner before the invasive weeds filled in. Today, I cleared out weeds, broke up the ground, and began terrancing a path up to the retaining wall level. I also started migrating some plants […]

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further progress…

Weekend No. 3 waking up the garden. My relationship with the garden is mending from last year’s break… Perennials continue to fill in, more veggies are getting sown… In addition to cleaning up and clearing out beds, I sowed a good bunch of seeds today as well. They were packaged and sold for planting in […]

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untangling the overgrowth

Last year was rough for the garden. My old position at work required so much overtime that very little was planted in time. When season ended and the summer heat arrived, I was so angry about the shit life-work balance I had that I took it out on the garden, lacking the motivation to endure […]

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