The 5 Hats of the Gardener

As a gardener you will find that you wear many hats.  We aren't talking about fedoras, ball caps, or even straw hats here. We're talking about the different roles you will be called to fill as a gardener! Gardening isn't just about sticking a plant in the ground and watching it grow (although there…

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A Few Gift Ideas for Gardeners

It's that time of year when we're all struggling to come up with great ideas to give our favorite people. I've always found that the best gifts are those that you can use on an almost daily basis. A couple years ago at Christmas I was given an iron skillet. I thought for second…

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Your Labor Day Weekend Garden To Do List!

Just what you want right?  Even more things to do in the garden.  I'm sure you have everything perfect.  Everything is mulched to 2 inches high.  Every weed is pulled and the gardens are in pristine condition!  Not our garden, not even close! An extra long weekend is ahead which (unless you've been deluged…

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In and Around the Garden

The end of August is nearly here and the garden is shaping up for its conclusion.  Hopefully it will be a spectacular finish where the flowers bloom out and blend with the foliage as it turns into flaming reds, oranges, and yellows.  That may be the proverbial pipe dream as the weather has been…

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Over the Weekend

Mowed the lawn - check. Weeded the shed gardens - check. Weeded the sitting wall garden - check. Weeded and mulched the mailbox garden - check. Weeded the corner shade garden - check - kind of. Weeded the birdbath garden without a birdbath - check - kind of. Cut back a 'Powis Castle' artemisia…

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Growing and Blooming Around the Garden

It's time to show you a few pictures of the plants around my garden!  The gardens themselves are in need of weeding, mulch, and assorted other chores I haven't had time to get to yet but that doesn't stop the plants from looking impressive.  Our weather lately has been wetter than normal for August…

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5 Beginning Gardener Mistakes!

All of us experienced gardeners can tell you, you are going to make mistakes!  It's inevitable.  No matter how much planning or forethought you put into your garden you WILL make a mistake!  How's that for thinking positively?  You positively will make a mistake, and you know what?  That's OK!  We've all done it…

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The Iris Garden

In our front yard is a triangular shaped area that for now I'm calling the Iris Garden.  In a week or so after the irises finish blooming I'll have to change the name to something else but for now the Iris Garden works!  I actually began this garden area as a winter color garden…

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