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  • Photo-upload-454877?1492733076
    21 Apr 2017
    Took a horribly blurry photo of the buds on the Prairie Blossoms down at the end of the garden bed, in front of that clematis I don’t know the name of – one of the red ones, I think. Took decent photos of the clematis growth starting ...

    Thimbleberry garden and Thimbleberry Front Door garden

  • Photo-upload-455017?1492982895
    23 Apr 2017
    My work day actually started inside, reconfiguring my former office as a sewing and whatnot room. I hauled two file cabinets to the basement (removing the files, then taking out the drawers, and one of them was still too heavy for me to carry by m...

    Linden Potting Up, Peony Budding, Lavender Transplanted, Rue Transplanted, and Rose- Po...

    Clear 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-455091?1493159752
    25 Apr 2017
    My housemate built this from a plan in their head. It’s level, it’s solid as a rock (needs to be for the 2,000 pounds of water it will hold), and it will have storage underneath. (Storage not waterproof for now, but will be a nice plac...

    Liatris Sprouting

    Mostly Cloudy 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-454858?1492663026
    19 Apr 2017
    It would be nice to have more than one sunny day at a time, and a little less rain…

    Snowdrops Blooming, Puschkinia libanotica Blooming, Iris reticlate JS Dijt Blooming, 5....

    Overcast 14°C / 57°F
  • Photo-upload-455064?1493093150
    23 Apr 2017
    An hour or so of pulling maple seedlings and removing Spruce debris, leaves, and old perennial stalks from the garden. Honey bees back as the sun opened the tulips and the last of the species irises and crocuses. Scillas seem to be migrating into ...

    Hellebore Amber Gem Blooming, Kaufmanniana Tulip Ancilla Blooming, Early Blue Violets B...

    Scattered Clouds 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-455075?1493131625
    25 Apr 2017
    I guess one of the good things about being unemployed at the moment is I have had lots of time to prep my yard and get it the way I want it for the growing season. I feel I will be going back to work soon. Interview tomorrow. Very promising. F...

    Lisa's Joliet garden

    Clear 18°C / 64°F
  • Photo-upload-454883?1492784307
    21 Apr 2017
    After seven days in the paper towels, we planted 24 Supersweet seeds and 36 Brussel Sprouts seeds into seed starting mix. These are in a seventy two cell tray with a clear cover. We are using an electric heat pad to warm the soil.

    Brussels Sprouts, Oven Roaster Potting Up, Tomato, Supersweet 100 Potting Up, and Laund...

    Clear 7°C / 45°F
  • Photo-upload-454903?1492819608
    21 Apr 2017

    Early Blue Violets Blooming, Kaufmanniana Tulip Waterlily Blooming, Snow Crocus 'Ruby G...

    Scattered Clouds 17°C / 63°F
  • 21 Apr 2017
    Today is Earth Day and everything is looking good. After doing some visual inspections, I decided to do some more planting in both the front planter and in the peat pots. After giving some thought, I realized that it is best if I waited until Ju...

    Sunny 28°C / 83°F