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Gardening

Make Every Day EARTH DAY

I CHALLENGE YOU TO ELIMINATE PESTICIDES FROM YOUR GARDEN! With Earth Day today, Stuart and I were pretty devastated to find piles of dead bees outside one of my hives last week! This was a really strong hive and we were planning on giving these girls more room to stop

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What’s Blooming?

Today I want to show you what’s blooming in my garden. Everything I’ve shown here is a native plant/tree that’s grown naturally on my property. Not everything that’s blooming is big and showy. As you’ll see some of the most beautiful blooms are actually really small and unremarkable until you

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Birds, Bees and Butterflies

While I’ve been busy getting the garden tidied up, I haven’t forgotten to spend some time just watching the Birds, Bees and Butterflies. One of my favorite times of the day is early morning on my back porch with a mug of coffee. A great way to relax seeing what’s

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Gardening News

Feb 2020 update Want to show this photo of a patch of Oregano that I severely trimmed back in November. This is why herbs need regular & (sometimes) harsh trimming. Look at it now! I’ve just picked a bunch for some homemade tomato soup & you can’t even see where

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Spring Gardening: Plan for Success

How many of you have been looking at seed catalogs and planning what you want to grow in your gardens this spring? Having a Grand Plan of what you want to do in your space is the best thing you can do to maximize effort and minimize costs & can

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Hugelkultur part 2

I think it’s fair to say that I have been very excited about what I’ve learned about Hugel Mounds and Permaculture over the last few weeks. It’s also fair to say that since I moved here in 2006 there have been several areas of the backyard that I’ve not really

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