A peak at the garden today: It is the opening weekend of Lilyfest 2022! There is a delightful array of late spring/early summer perennials popping colors about: Last fall’s pansies are nearly recovered from winter: The perennial herbs are lush and thriving. Some annual herbs have recently joined them: And, finally, our spiderwort has been […]
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An early evening stroll through the garden neglected due to my overwhelming spring schedule:
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Five weeks ago, I brought home a thrift store chandelier because seven weeks ago I saw a DIY garden project on Tiktok. This is it: The project is to strip, paint and convert the fixture to solar lights for use as a garden chandelier. I known I wanted to use multiple colors, so I dismantled […]
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I was today years old when I learned that okra was part of the hibiscus family. Looking at the photos from our garden, you’ll understand why I went to Google… Also, rose of sharon, which also makes sense.
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Last Christmas, my sister got our parents each a digital photo frame. They have their own email addresses, so everyone in the family can send images of their lives direct to our folks. Today, I roamed the garden, shooting in 4:3 just to flood mom’s frame with our garden. Here’s the content:
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It’s time to pull the potatoes. From a coworker: “After they bloom and lay down.” I have two 2×4 foot elevated beds that I’ve begun alternating with onions and potatoes. This year, I went with blue fingerling potatoes and red and white onions… Today, I pulled about half of the potatoes, and I thinned out […]
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We started this week saying goodbye to the best part of our hearts, and finish it on our fifth marriage anniversary… with small steps forward in between. I was previously working to add another flowerbed, which has become his resting place and memorial. The bed is planned to be home to Oriental lilies, blackberry vines, […]
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I don’t have a lot of words today so, instead, a lot of photos:
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Lilyfest approaches and the anticipated crowds are massive!
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I was this week old when I learned that potato plants flower… These are blue fingerling potato plants. Last year was the first time I grew potatoes, but I planted them mid-summer for fall harvest. They struggled in the heat and never got big enough to flower. The deadly nightshade is gorgeous!
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