now with additional seating

During my staycation this week, I’ve been breaking down garden projects into two hour sessions, avoiding the high heat and stopping often to cool off and rehydrate. So far, the biggest impact has been a new seating area near the future okra/asparagus bed. I’m adding solar lights to the umbrella edge. The strands had enough […]

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closing the fence

The fence is ninety-eight percent finished, but it is one hundred percent puppy safe now. Tiger can join us in the garden off-leash. Yesterday, I closed in the gate frames with lattice, mounted the latch, and drilled the driveway for the drop post. Today, I framed out the gates including the top rail, started cutting […]

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garden d’art

Last week, I had a great opportunity to add more furniture to the garden and support local art. A dear friend, Apryl completed and posted for sale the pieces seen below. My husband and I agreed instantly to bring the set home. Apryl and her man, Thom, delivered them this morning, and the set is […]

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lawn care in high heat

This evening was overcast and in the mid-80s for the first time all week. And the only time, with a heat advisory through the weekend. So, I gassed up the Toro and cut the yard. It needed it. For all the drive I have to diminish the lawn and replace it food and flowers, cutting […]

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today’s mini project

Today, I continued work began yesterday: defining borders and future pathways to the firepit. Yesterday’s start: Today’s addition: The garden as a whole is firming up in my head. When I first established the spot for the firepit, I had no idea how the garden would interact with it. With the fence going in, and […]

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bit by bit, post by post

Small advances matter: two more posts today. This leaves two remaining: one to dig, and one to bracket-mount to the driveway. There is a lot of work left, but the hard math is done. The tricks of corners and slopes and joints are resolved. The weather may prevent me from continuing this weekend. We shall […]

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the return of the weekend warrior

I am back to work following a six week shutdown. This means major undertakings in the garden need to either break down into 2-3 hour segments after work or wait for the weekend. Leading into this weekend, the shipment of materials for our fence arrived. I have wanted a unique fence design for our little […]

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