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  • 21 May 2018
    It has been a busy day trying to catch up on tasks. We are heading southward on Thursday for close to 3 weeks, visiting family members once more. I will be visiting my sister while my husband attends a conference, then later catches up with his so...

    [24] Verandah garden , [16] Southern Fenceline Spice garden , [15] Back Fenceline to ...

    Clear 18°C / 64°F
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    12 Jun 2018
    Yesterday morning I saw the first hummingbird of this year in my yard. He was humming at the orange peel cestrum in the front yard. His favorite flowers are fire bush. Our fire bushes have not yet come up so the humming bird has other choices i...

    Partly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
  • 16 Jun 2018
    Clem Marie B has gone all wilted. I suspect something nibbled the stem. Something also snapped or nibbled the stem of Franziska Marie in her pot. Second and third daylilies, Sweet Obsession and Prairie Blossoms. Saw the snake of the shade bed su...

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    27 May 2018
    Well, I’m a little late this year. Weather pushed it back a little, but really I had spent the weekends in April/May running around to sheep farms, which didn’t leave enough time for battling the dandelion situation, spreading manure,...

    Corn Transplanted, Alpine Aster Potting Up, Basil Potting Up, Zucchini 'Fordhook' (B) T...

    Sunny 26°C / 79°F
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    05 Jun 2018
    Boisselot is looking much more healthy than her neighbor H.F. Young. Very nice to see. The bed is way too crowded now that the daylilies have matured and other things have seeded down in what they thought were gaps. The scrap of autumn anemone t...

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    22 May 2018
    I’m selling these to fund the garden again! PM if anyone’s interested. Full set here: http://bit.ly/GardenFundMe

    Fog 13°C / 55°F
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    23 May 2018
    The weather in the high twenties continues, today it is 32C. This is May, the normal high for the time of year is 21C. We have had 3/4" of rain this month. It feels more like July or August, and if this is May what will the temperatures be in...

    Arctic phlox 'Red Wing' Blooming, Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe' Blooming, Geranium subc...

    Scattered Clouds 32°C / 90°F
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    28 May 2018
    Another hot day (although it doesn’t feel as hot as yesterday), another full morning of gardening. I’ve gotten through my whole “must do” list and am moving on to the electives, starting with getting my son over here in the...

    The Breezeway and Front Yard garden , Artemisia stelleriana Planting Out, Eggplant- Bl...

    Clear 27°C / 81°F
  • 03 Jun 2018
    Fences, chicken pen and hut for three 6 week old chicks. Pen built to keep goose out of duck house as he decided to take up residence in their hut. Lots of crops coming but unfortunately so are the rabbits. So far nibbling brassicas but have eaten...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F