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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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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tiny joy

Written a month ago, I found this incomplete post in my drafts folder. These are likely my favorite flower in our garden for history and brevity of bloom alike: Our dwarf iris love their home here in our garden. They more than double every year, from three modest clumps to rows and rows and rows. […]

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the great flower migration

Now that the garden’s fence is built, I need to develop flower beds in front of the fenceline. When we first bought our wabi-sabi cottage, we brought flowers with us from the old house. We also received a generous offer from my father-in-law to transplant any flowers we dug up from his farm. That brought […]

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