Garden Project Review for 2009

It's time for my end of the year garden project review. In the remote case you don't know what I mean I'll explain. This is where I go back and see what I actually accomplished from among the lofty project goals I established on January 1, 2009. I'll have a new set of projects…

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Propagation with Hardwood Cuttings

I thought I would take a moment to talk about hardwood cuttings. It is the beginning of winter and which is also a great time to go out and try to reproduce many of your favorite woody trees and shrubs in the garden. Many plants will easily propagate through hardwood cuttings and I've included…

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Merry Christmas To All!

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! These pictures were taken after a rare snowfall last December (2008). While we are celebrating the holiday I will be taking a break from blogging until the beginning of January. Of course I reserve the right to write whenever the…

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A December Sunrise

To me it has always seemed that winter makes up for the lack of color in the skies of the sunrise.  What do you think? Are the colors of the sunrises and sunsets a substitute for the flowers and foliage of the spring, summer and fall?

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Coral Bells of December

To say I'm a fan of heucheras is an understatement. I like to think of myself as a collector of coral bells, as they are often called, even though my collection is still just a work in progress. I'm gradually adding different varieties to my garden but seem to be running out of room…

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Greenhouse Slideshow

I put together a short slideshow of the greenhouse pictures I've taken since beginning the project. They start in August with pictures of the site and end with the greenhouse's current state (in December 2009). I hope you enjoy the look back!

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From the Beginning Until Now

I thought it might be interesting to look back at my greenhouse shed project from where it began to its current and still incomplete state. I have a lot more to do to get it ready for holding equipment, gardening supplies, and (of course) the plants! I put together a slideshow to share the…

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2009 Fall Color Project Wrap-up

As the official date of the beginning of winter is almost upon us it's time to say farewell to fall! What better way to say good bye to the fall of 2009 than by taking a look back at all the wonderful posts that our fellow bloggers have written about fall foliage. The weather…

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Random December Gardening

Today I did a few garden related things just to get outside - nothing major - nothing terribly exciting. Just a few little things as an excuse to breathe some fresh (and rather cold) air. The weather forecast calls for snow flurries over night but little or no accumulation - at least in our…

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Are You Ready For Spring Gardening?

I don't know about you but I'm ready for spring. Notice I said spring not spring gardening. I haven't done everything I need to do to get ready for the new gardening season but I'm already lamenting the cold temperatures that we are destined to have for the next two months (January and February).…

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