Category Archives: Ghetto gardening

Home and garden

Our bathroom renovation is about 98% finished. Pictures will follow as soon as we finish the last 2%, which is mostly caulking and cleaning. In the mean time I will be reveling in the very, very nearly done quality of … 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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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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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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Calm before

For awhile there the garden just didn’t need much attention.  The cool season crops where all in the ground, but mostly not yet ready for harvest. It was too early to plant the warm season crops and even the grass … Continue reading

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Win some, lose some

Elizabeth posted about the sad state of affairs of the amaryllis.  At the moment it’s on its last leaves.  However, the formerly leaf-scorched Purple plum azalea that she got me for my birthday has gone through quite a change over … Continue reading

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Gardening with Darwin

I think I have already mentioned my Darwinian approach to house plants on this blog. If you can’t survive a week of neglect, you don’t belong here. Only the strong survive at our house. Up until last weekend I was extending … Continue reading

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