I’m a stubborn gardener, digging my heels in the sand

An honest garden record had to portray the challenges (I won’t say failure) as well as the success of a growing endeavor. The new Bayville property has certainly been challenging. To clarify, we bought the house in December. I thought I would enjoy great fertility on this lot because only a few months ago it […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | July 16, 2016 | How's It Growing? Read More

Moving Fruit Trees and Berry Bushes and Seedling Progress

For the past week, I’ve been moving fruit trees and berry bushes from the old yard to the new one. So far, I’ve dug and moved 1 pear tree, a dwarf bonfire peach tree, 2 blueberry bushes, a high bush cranberry, a jostaberry (needs a pollinator), a gooseberry, a red current, 2 paw paw trees […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | March 19, 2016 | Flowers, Permaculture Read More

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

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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