Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Method in the Madness

Some great emails have come in asking for advice on how to plant; guess I never really covered that, did I?  Huge topic-to avoid running the risk of information overload, I’ll explain what I’ve done and offer a couple of … Continue reading

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Well, they’re not the best looking group I’ve ever seen…

I ran a little experiment last fall.  When I was shutting things down in October I planted some of the hardier herbs to see if they could really over-winter as perennials or if they were just talking a big game. … Continue reading

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The Ugliest Thing I’ve Ever Loved

I’m a huge fan of container/patio gardening and it seems as though the big gardening companies are starting to recognize this growing market.  This is great for those in condos or townhouses and it’s a great option for me as … Continue reading

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For me, it’s all about instant gratification!

Some people start plants indoors from seeds-bless their hearts.  It involves dirt, trays, heating pads, special lights, lots of room, patience and cooperative kids & pets.  I didn’t go that route; I don’t have any of those qualifiers and I … Continue reading

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How soon is too soon?

It seems like that’s the question on everyone’s mind-especially given the long weekend that’s coming up.  And like many questions, the somewhat frustrating answer is: well, that depends. Depends mostly on what you’re considering planting and where.  If the soil … Continue reading

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I knew better; I just didn’t care…

We all know that bigger isn’t always better, right?  I should, yet when my husband was asking me how big I want this raised bed, the answer undoubtedly was “well how big can you make it?”.  We reigned ourselves in a … Continue reading

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Who says romance is dead?!

The world’s best husband has made me a raised garden bed!  It doesn’t get any better than that, baby! So after recovering from a hard winter (by West Coast standards anyway!) we have had a cool spring.  The word on the … Continue reading

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A blog? Really?!

I never thought of myself as a blogger; really I’m sort of new to all this high tech stuff.  But after trying unsuccessfully to decipher my own handwriting in journals of gardens past, I decided to go digital.  And the … Continue reading

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