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  • cristina 15 Sep 2014
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    beans, beans...

    Photo-upload-415048?1410791883 first harvest of french beans.
    Overcast 10°C / 50°F
  • flowerweaver 15 Sep 2014
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    September blooms!

    Photo-upload-415069?1410799058 So many things are blooming right now! I will just show you a few of them. One of my favorite flowers is Pearl Milkweed Vine. There's a lot of it down in the creek, but this one is growing on the fence by Coop Two. It's pretty difficult to catch in flower since the flowers are green and not ea...
    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • Motherhen 15 Sep 2014
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    Ho ho ho..

    Photo-upload-415071?1410803219 .. I've just had to un-archive the mistletoe planting (I thought it had washed away in all the rain we had this winter) But no, it is still hanging on.
  • doubledug 13 Sep 2014
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    Fall Sowing for 2014

    Photo-upload-414922?1410659693 Spent a rainy saturday cleaning up the garden and sowing Fall crops. I'm pretty excited about hopefully seeing broccoli and cauliflower. I've had little success with broccoli before, but I believe my friend's house location will cause it to grow quickly. Hopefully that, cauliflower and some ne...
    Clear 14°C / 57°F
  • cristina 14 Sep 2014
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    almost Autumn

    Photo-upload-414938?1410689735 after this not summery Summer, the Autumn seems to be almost here. I've harvested the late (and only) tomatoes, some small bell peppers and zucchini, a bunch of runner beans (unknown in Italy, they taste very good!). The french beans and a few pumpkins are ripening, kale, chards and brussels sp...
    Partly Cloudy 8°C / 46°F
  • cristina 14 Sep 2014
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    meadow saffrons

    Photo-upload-414942?1410690504 Mild and humid weather... and the meadows around the house are full of naked ladies (... what a funny name!)
    Partly Cloudy 8°C / 46°F
  • xan 14 Sep 2014
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    The orchard underneath

    Photo-upload-414989?1410708763 One of the upsides of Wei moving out is that rehab projects are actually getting done. (It didn't happen while he was here for complex couples dynamics reasons too complex for this forum). This month I tackled our hideous front entry, which had been papered with this nasty orange textured 60s ...
    Partly Cloudy 14°C / 57°F
  • Kevalsha 15 Sep 2014
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    Duckfoot coleous

    Photo-upload-415036?1410774988 This coleous was transplanted and it did not suffer any transplanting shock. Now it is growing in various places and doing very well. It is a great ground cover for shaded areas.
    Overcast 26°C / 79°F
  • Kevalsha 14 Sep 2014
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    Making Tea from Roselle

    Photo-upload-415018?1410734433 Two days in a row I have collected the calyces from my Roselle plants, I have nine of them. We have had the tea which is delicious hot or cold, with honey or sugar and if you prefer some lemon drops. The flowers are creamy white with a tinge of red and the whole plant is very attractive with...
    Clear 26°C / 79°F

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