Category Archives: Outside Garden

Celebrating Nature, July 2017

Now that I have a nice, relaxing place to spend time outside, I’ve started taking pictures again of some of the things I’ve been seeing while enjoying the peaceful outdoors.  There’s a lot of dragonflies out there, and I love … Continue reading

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Back in the garden again…

Update on the sitting spot and outdoor garden.  I’ve started the tomatoes and the cucumbers, along with some Asclepias tuberosa, which is a milkweed species that is native to this area.  I’m hoping to help the monarch butterflies with the … Continue reading

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Outdoor garden (again) and a sitting spot

My husband cleared out some space from the jungle behind the wood shop shed and we’re turning it into a sitting spot.  It’s the only part of our property that has shade for a large part of the day during … Continue reading

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The 2014 Garden

I didn’t post any updates during the 2014 garden year, but here are some pictures from 2014 to show where things were going in the garden before I had to stop . Peppers and Jerusalem artichoke Potted plants in the … Continue reading

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We Begin Anew

It’s hard for me to believe that I haven’t made an entry to this blog since 2013.  Life got upheaved for us here toward the end of 2013, and a lot of changes happened as a result. The 2014 garden … Continue reading

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Kicking Into a New Gear

The garden was starting to move in the same direction it has moved every year in the second half of July and August. Plants were dying back and really struggling to survive. Production slowed down drastically. Leaf footed bugs and … Continue reading

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Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs

I was rather startled recently to learn that sometimes pill bugs and sow bugs eat crop plants. I had always thought of them as gentle tenders of the soil, never as a potential problem for my crops. I planted the … Continue reading

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