back to the garden…

Another week off from work: this time the summer heat has broken, meaning it’s easier to spend more time on garden projects. I spent yesterday morning working on the last gate of the fence project. The cooler weather this week should help me check this item off the list. The bottom of our drive will […]

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the garden of happy accidents…

Sometimes, I simply let things happen in the garden and see what they do. Last year, I installed cedar lattice down the property line fence. Virginia creeper showed itself the prior year, and I encouraged it to grow upward. It flourished this spring. When the Japanese beetles hit this year, they decimated the creeper, but […]

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her majesty has arrived

The butterflies keep rolling in. I’ve seen numerous sorts already, but I always feel a more successful gardeners when the Monarchs arrive. At least a few have been flitting about for a week or two. The autumn clematis is beginning to open. The honey bees are all over it. Monarchs come to partake of the […]

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