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Propagating Figs with Cuttings, Part 2

This experiment has been pretty successful so far! Isn’t it amazing what you can learn about on the internet? I had no idea how to do this until I started reading blog posts and watching youtube videos about it. Continuing the progress of the start of the project from the first post on Oct. 23rd […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | January 22, 2016 | Fruits, Trees Read More
Not the HOUSE!!

There’s a storm a-comin’ and that tree doesn’t look so good

The back yard is home to a few scrub pines that are about 2 1/2 stories tall. One of them is completely dead – no needles in the canopy at all. I think they all might be problematic because up untill a few months ago they were surrounded by a forest of trees that provided […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | January 21, 2016 | Weather Read More
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A New Yard Brings New Challenges and Help From Friends

A short time ago, our lot was wooded. The photo that still shows up on Google maps when you search for the property can give you an idea. It was a full-on forest. See? The builder cleared most of the lot, but he had to leave 20% natural according to Ocean County… so he couldn’t […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | January 17, 2016 | Lawn Read More
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Propagating figs with cuttings

This is the first time I’ve considered growing figs. My friend Theresa texted me yesterday to tell me she was pruning her fig trees before bringing them into the garage for the winter and asked if I wanted a few cuttings. How could I refuse?! I’m not sure of the variety, as she took branches […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | October 23, 2015 | Fruits, Trees Read More
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Planting Chard in the Keyhole Garden

It’s been weeks since it’s rained here! I can’t believe how often I’ve needed to use the sprinklers since I’ve planted my seeds in the veggie gardens in the back yard. The grass seed is coming up beautifully and I’ve already seeded over what I initially put down. I’m keeping track of what I planted […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | September 23, 2015 | Keyhole Garden, Vegetables, What I Planted Read More
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