Category Archives: Growing things

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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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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Sick

I am sick, and so is my amaryllis. Maybe. That is my amaryllis might be sick, I am most certainly all grody and feverish.  I have spent the last two days intermittently  asleep, insisting that I am not that sick and … Continue reading

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Rose rehab

We moved a rose bush yesterday. I know, I know, it’s a mile a minute around here. It’s exciting to me, though. Plants always just seem so… rooted (sorry). But, seriously, there is a reason for the metaphor. Plants don’t … Continue reading

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Of snow peas and trellises

Today we were visited by a deluge of rain, so plans to work in the yard were shelved until tomorrow.  But on Saturday we found our peas trying to grow–this week we’ll built trellises for them.  And speaking of trellises, … Continue reading

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Weekend updates from the ghetto garden

Since the sun is setting around 6pm these days, there’s not much time for weekday gardening at the moment. Pretty much all the gardening going on here at the little white house is happening on the weekends. But, I am … Continue reading

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