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2019 Spring Planting and Garden Sprucing!

The first full day of spring calls for a garden update! The weather does too, since yesterday was so sunny and we knew that today would be a rainy start to the season. Last week I snuck outside in between early morning frosts and unseasonably cold temperatures to tuck a…

2019 Philadelphia Flower Show Opening Day

I’d never been to the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Philadelphia Convention Center before, so when my sister suggested we go on opening day, I was definitely interested! Philly isn’t too far from Ocean County, NJ and it was definitely worth the trip. She and her husband prepaid for parking…

Seed starting indoors and cold compost

Last winter I put up the greenhouse in the backyard. Since we don’t have a lot of sunny window space in the house, I decided to start my seedlings in the greenhouse. There was plenty of space, and a whole lot of sun, so that wasn’t a problem. The trouble…

Garden Roll Call – January 2019

Garden Roll Call began with this post from Summer of 2017. I’ve expanded the plantings since then and want to update my records so I can keep track of when I planted the trees, shrubs, vines, perennials or berry bushes. The Garden Roll Call post is where I list what’s…