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Category: Flowers

Gardening surprises, ornamentals among my edibles.

Before I planted my first vegetable garden in 2009, my experience with plants was a few potted philodendrons in my apartment, an unknown variety of house plant that came with me through 3 moves in college, and a really gorgeous hydrangea the previous owners had planted at our condo when…

Garden Progress During a Cold Garden State Spring

We’ve had one or two hot days this season so far. My early spring plants are usually fried by late May, but the foliage on my Virginia Bluebells is still happily green and perky. The peppers and tomatoes are tapping their feet, so to speak, waiting for warmer temperatures, but…

Some Color for the Shade Garden!

Husband wanted to stop at Lowes today while our boy was in school. No argument from me! A-girl and I took a stroll through the Garden department while he ran some fix-it errands inside. I picked up and planted a Peony and 3 Begonias today. I went so far as…

Evicting the Ants and Gardening in the Fall

The morning glories had to be taken down. The ones that ran up the flagpole began to die and look dreadful, but as I suspected, I was only able to cut and tear down as far as I could reach. I have to take down the flagpole, Captain America style,…