Monthly Archives: April 2011

Nemeses– Part 1

I have a new garden nemesis. Isn’t it cute? I really wish we could be friends, but no. There is just no negotiating with this little fuck. Or, more specifically its catapiller. But, cute or not it is attempting to devastate my … Continue reading

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April garden

April as been kind to the ghetto garden. The plants are really starting to take off, with the happy effect of distracting from the less elegant elements of the garden. Awhile ago, I prodded David into taking some garden update … Continue reading

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Lawn flowers

I have a weedy lawn. I can appreciate a really nice expanse of lush green lawn, but I’m just not convinced that it’s even possible to have a truly great lawn in North Carolina. The summers are too hot for the … Continue reading

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The great seedling experiment of 2011–now with more nudity

Remember how I told you about my plans for my first foray into seed starting? No? Well, I did. Basically, I planned to move my seedlings outside every morning and inside every evening. I really thought I would accidentally forget … Continue reading

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Garden curiosities

First up we have purple broccoli. I know that purple broccoli is a real thing. But, this one is from a  four-pack of “Waltham” broccoli that I bought at Lowes. Two of them look exactly like grocery store green broccoli, … Continue reading

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Fresh start

Before: After: Isn’t that better? Plus, we mowed the lawn and the pink azelea in the background burst into flower between picture one and two, so things are looking quite nice out front right now. That’s my new Texas scarlet … Continue reading

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Blueberries

Catface lost yet another secret lair two weekends ago. At one point in the distant past this was probably a nice boxwood hedge, but, by the time I moved in, all but one of the bushes had been strangled by … Continue reading

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