Archive for April, 2012

A New Cast of Characters

When our backyard weather station registered 101, I knew I would have to say goodbye to some of my favorite garden characters. The happy face pansies, sweet alyssum and snapdragons that have brightened the garden stage with color since last October, will take their last bow in a few weeks.  Our leading actor –winter lawn — will stagger under the
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Step into Our Garden; Peek into Our Lives

Step into our garden. There are places to relax, enjoy company, grow beautiful flowers, vegetables, herbs, trees and grass. In our garden everything slows to the pace of a dove building her nest… … chickens lay eggs for breakfast …and little feet run through sprinklers. Our garden is a home for school and for weddings, pets, grilling steak, and reading novels. This is
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Growing Spaces in New Places

I’ve been seeking ways to add edibles to our landscape.  Last year we added a pot garden to an unused space at the back of our patio where we grew herbs, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, spinach and peppers.  Jim linked the pots into our garden drip irrigation line to help with the watering chore, because in the summer our pots need a
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