Category Archives: outdoor landscaping

A Deck with a View

Our house came with a large deck that is perfect for dining alfresco or hanging out on when the summer heat kicks in. Mom and Dad, we play Quiddler on it at night.  🙂 Because it’s behind the house, it … Continue reading

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Garlic, Hornworms, and Baby Birds

Harvesting in the garden……   Trouble in the vegetable garden….   Second batch of house sparrows… It’s so cute to hear their little cheeps as I walk by the birdhouse!

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Perspiration Pays Off

Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration. But Josh loves to garden, and I love cooking with fresh-picked vegetables, and so we gladly perspire (most days). 2012: today: Yes, we still have more … Continue reading

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Garlic

Spring is officially three days away, but this year its pronouncement on the calendar is little more than stating the obvious. We’ve already had many days of frosty nights, cool mornings, and warm afternoons….all heralding Spring. The crocuses have popped … Continue reading

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Morning Glories

8 o’clock is a perfect time. The summer heat is held back a little by the cooler night temperatures, the air is filled with the morning calls of birds squabbling at the feeders, and the sun is slowly climbing and … Continue reading

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The Tomato Rescue

Problem #1: our tomato plants were not growing too well, and some in particular had very droopy branches. One plant died a couple of weeks ago, and we had already replaced it. Factors: cool weather, not enough water (?), we … Continue reading

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Friendly Gaps

It’s easy to show you a lovely snapshot of our property and home. We truly do have: beautiful flower gardens… a picturesque veggie patch… a furry, purry companion… and a lovely view outside of our back door… BUT! Ever since we … Continue reading

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