The Weekend Garden Gameplan

Oh I know, I'm keenly aware of the Superbowl coming up but this post has nothing to do with it. You see Saturday is destined to be a day outdoors - nothing short of the weather forecasters getting it completely wrong can stop that. We all know that never happens... The temperatures are said…

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The Vegetable Garden in January

What can I say really? It's January and my vegetable garden is awfully sad. The winter air has been colder than Tennessee cold should be.  If I were by myself I might be brave enough to get outdoors but bringing my almost 7 month old son outdoors during the day really isn't an option.…

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The Lion in My Garden

The Lion stalks through the underbrush. In search of his prey... He stops to inspect his surroundings, ... ever aware, ever watchful...  he quickly and stealthily crosses the open spaces for cover, still on the hunt... close now to his prey, he stalks again behind the cover of the underbrush... and fertilizes!

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An Unusual Start

The other day I had a surprise. While washing dishes at the kitchen sink I looked over at a small yogurt cup on the counter top to see this: Several small seedlings had appeared from some tomato seeds I was soaking. I'm going to have to admit one of my major failings here to…

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Seed Sowing Saturday!

Next week I'll be starting my seed sowing and I wanted to invite all other bloggers to join in to share their experiences. Each Saturday we'll post about what we've done with our seeds, what we've selected, what we've planted, and how it's doing. From sowing to growing it's all fair-game! What can we…

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5 Things to Consider Before Planting

Recently I ordered plants (which I'll cover in another post) and while choosing the plants I used a few criteria to guide my selections.  I wouldn't rule out purchasing plants just because they might miss one or two of these characteristics but I do know that when all five can be found in the…

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My Overwintering Coleus

'Henna' Coleus When the outside temperatures began to drop in the fall I knew there were a few tender plants that I wanted to preserve for next year like my coleus. I brought 2 varieties of coleus indoors in the hopes of planting them again in the Spring of 2011 and both are doing…

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