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  • cristina 24 Aug 2014
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    too many courgettes? a homemade recipe: polpette di zucchine (zucchini balls)

    Photo-upload-413178?1408931208 I've started to harvest zucchini... When I have plenty of them, I make and freeze 'polpette'. This is the recipe I usually follow. Ingredients (I go by eye) * 1 kg zucchini * 1 potato * 1 small onion * 1 egg (or one and a half, if small) * 1, or more, clove of garlic * grated parmes...
    Patches of Fog 10°C / 50°F
  • flowerweaver 22 Aug 2014
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    Tepary bean landrace and an olive tree

    Photo-upload-413160?1408919413 Today a Hooded Oriole stopped by, but the syrup feeder was empty. I have been letting my hummingbirds down since the tornado by forgetting to keep it filled. Now I've filled it, hoping they will find the cafe open again! A pretty sunflower planted by the birds has bloomed in the middle of the ...
    Clear 37°C / 99°F
  • halhurst 25 Aug 2014
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    Raise the lowered!

    Photo-upload-413219?1408988189 Those who know me and my late brother Yendor know that this kind of thing is a lot of fun for us- especially if all the obsessing over details produces a process that runs smoothly. I kept thinking of him as I accomplished this project, and it was as if he was with me. Having figured out the pr...
    Clear 21°C / 70°F
  • xan 19 Aug 2014
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    Photo-upload-412770?1408706329 Main- the entry to the back yard 1- pruned grapes 2- massive heirloom marigold. This thing is not so much "flower" as "shrub" 3- corn in the landscape
    Mostly Cloudy 29°C / 84°F
  • rainymountain 23 Aug 2014
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    A fine late Summer day

    Photo-upload-413072?1408850584 First the Farmers' Market and other errands, including sorting out the last days of our trip to the UK which will include a trip to Kew Gardens, whoohoo! Then some time in the garden, mostly sorting and washing plant pots to go into the recycling bag, and pots to go back indoors. Some things such...
    Clear 25°C / 77°F
  • xan 19 Aug 2014
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    Oh, is this a gardening site?

    Photo-upload-412763?1408706319 Sorry for all the drawings right in a row! Did you know I also have a garden? I'm hopelessly behind on the harvests, but trust me everything but the tomatoes are doing great. My tomatoes are a disaster this year-- almost no foliage, have completely stopped setting flowers and a ripening oddly ...
    Mostly Cloudy 29°C / 84°F
  • PlantyHamchuk 20 Aug 2014
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    Go time for fall planting!

    Planted: Broccoli (De Cicco and Romanesco), Spinach (bloomsdale and Avon), Brussels Sprouts (Long Island Improved), Cauliflower (Snowball Y), Pak Choi that were very dubious in spring but will try again since I love the stuff, Romaine lettuce, some lettuce mix, Carrot (Little Finger), Collards (G...
    Clear 21°C / 70°F
  • rainymountain 24 Aug 2014
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    Hot rocks

    Photo-upload-413174?1408924905 Another lovely day, sun over the valley, large and threatening cumulus ranging along the peaks. If it doesn't rain tonight, I will need to water tomorrow especially the new transplants. Some deadheading, and some rearranging of rocks along the southwest side of Centre to make the wall a little...
    Scattered Clouds 25°C / 77°F
  • TolCath 21 Aug 2014
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    Photo-upload-412902?1408729381 I moved some daylilies today. Cool Jazz is where French Pavilion was; FP moved left toward the phlox; Little Maggie came from driveway to circle right almost in front of Cool Jazz. Armageddon moved right to the other side of Elegant Candy on bark path: that line now runs Pewter Lake, Aesth...

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