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May 21 in the garden PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:55
May 21 in the garden.

Except for the groundhog eating of the tops of the sunflower it's a beautiful day. The squirrels here are doing their usual decorating and disruption. Some neighbors leave them bread. The squirrels then dig up my seedlings to "hide" it in the soil for later. Pictured below is a solution I have come up with (at least for the fence boxes). They are plastic grids that backed filters for the furnace and are secured by string... well necessity is the mother of invention... It works for now.

Plants with me are "lifers". This clematis is a joy to behold every spring and is 20 years old!.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:11
April 30_getting started PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:42
Finally we are above 40 degrees! Slow start here but have starts inside. The peas, radishes and pak choy like the colder weather. The tulips were great this year (had to replant last fall... the older ones were 20 years old!) One disturbing trend is there are hardly any bees... seen some carpenter bees, a few bumble bees but no other small bees around the pear tree. Don't think we will have much fruit this year. Hope this is not due to bee colony die offs....

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:56
More April Blooms PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 April 2019 17:01
Here are 2 that should be included...

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 April 2019 17:27
April 2019 in the garden PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 April 2019 13:04
Spring at Last

Finally getting going here. The garden has been planted with snow peas, radishes and pak choy. Inside starting are: Mammoth Basil, Roma Tomato, Salad Slicer Cucumber, Cup of Sun Nasturtiums, Lilliput Zinnia and Dwarf Bolero Margigolds. The Apricot blossoms have come and gone and the Pear is now in bloom. What's troubling is I don't see many bees active here... The fence boxes have been "squirrel-proofed" with black plastic grids secured with string or rubber bands. This prevents the squirrels from using the boxes as storage bins!

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2019 13:35
February Gardening Inside PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 February 2019 07:58
Spring can't come too soon here. The greens are going very strong in the Aerogardens. Peas, chard and pak choi are seed starting now to be transplanted outside later in March.
See our Garden Giveaway for a link to a free garden journal and planning chart.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:10
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