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  • 24 Apr 2015
    Greetings all Folians, especially those who've been muttering about missing Folians :-)) Judging by the odd journal that I read there seems to have been a few of us that have gone AWOL. We've more rain on the way here, and I'm being lazy sittin...

    Messmate Farm garden , Boer Goats garden , and Piggies Patch garden

    Light Rain Showers 13°C / 55°F
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    21 Apr 2015
    Since moving back to the prairies my poor orchids have been suffering. Very little, if any growth, and far too many leaves dying for my like. See, on the coast I had the perfect spot. I already had the benefit of higher humidity, add to that ...

    Brassavola digbyana , Angraecum calceolus Orchid , Paph. 'Dan Browning' , and Phalaenop...

    Clear 11°C / 52°F
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    20 Apr 2015
    I came home from the studio in mid-afternoon and the air was filled with the scent of honey. The trees are a pointillist painting of brilliant yellow green flowers and tiny leaflets - so beautiful and so fleeting. I thought to garden but mostly ju...

    Tulipa tarda Blooming, Arabis x sturii , Beyond the Pale garden , Hellebore Ashwood Gol...

    Sunny 21°C / 70°F
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    20 Apr 2015
    Writing folia entries instead of listening to NPR because I just really can't bear to sit through the Republican alternate-reality show this morning. So, here's the update: The seedlings are doing great! My tomatoes are at 3", I'll have four se...

    Nasturtium- Cherries Jubilee , Herb- Sweet Curly Parsley , Zinnia , Sunflowers- Birds a...

    Rain 12°C / 54°F
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    20 Apr 2015
    The Columbines are blooming! No IDs on most but they are so pretty.

    Clear 12°C / 54°F
  • 21 Apr 2015
    Yesterday a hummingbird was flashing up and down in front of the flowering quince, squeaking repeatedly. I could almost hear it saying, "This. Is. My. Space. Mine! My. Space. Stay! Out!" There isn't a lot blooming yet, a bit of bergeni...

    Thimbleberry Front Door garden and Front Yard garden

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    22 Apr 2015
    I was hoping to put my seedlings out full time in the greenhouse, but looks like I will be delayed by a week because of the late-cold weather. This morning, it was flurrying downtown. Thankfully, I live about 50 miles south west and did not get ...

    Candytuft "Alexander's White" Blooming, Double Flowering Plum Blooming, and Lisa's Joli...

    Overcast 5°C / 41°F
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    25 Apr 2015
    Progress hasn't been huge in the last two weeks - most of the first bed is now dug over and I transplanted my red sweetcorn out from my greenhouse back home, and edged them with some peas. I also had some mysterious tulips begin flowering, and ha...

    Pea 'Kelvedon wonder' and Zea mays 'Bloody Butcher'

    Light Rain Showers 15°C / 59°F
  • 19 Apr 2015
    Went to the allotment from 5 till 7. Lovely weather today. Trimmed all the box. Weeded and swept the path. Cut down a large willow tree. Cut down more brambles. Watered. Transplanted astilbes and foxgloves doing well. No seeds through yet. Checked...

    Sunny