Category Archives: Garden

Bloom Day, October 15, 2011

My Chrysanthemums are blooming again. They bloomed in July because I’m lazy and I didn’t pinch them back. Now they are blooming again, and they look even better now (with the exception of a little cold damage from last week). … Continue reading

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SeedGROW: C’est la vie

I’m a little bit behind the SeedGROW pack with my plants because I was out of town most of the month of June. I finally got my seeds planted in mid-July, and now I have plants ready to go out … Continue reading

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Smart Gardening in Hot Weather

When it’s this hot out, it’s difficult to do any yard work. I pretty much leave my garden to fend for itself, with a couple of exceptions: Watering my trees: Casey Trees recommends 25 gallons of water per week during … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Oh My!

About a month ago, I was invited by Nalls Produce in Franconia (Fairfax), Virginia, to attend one of their gardening classes. I wasn’t able to make the herb class that I was invited to, but I was very graciously invited … Continue reading

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Musings on Corporate Agriculture

I’m currently reading A World Without Bees, by Allison Benjamin and Brian McCallum. I know this is not a new sentiment, but all I can think about while I’m reading this book is: we have got to get away from … Continue reading

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Rudbeckia

I’d mentioned in an earlier post that I have a plethora of Rudbeckia in my yard this year. And now they’re blooming like mad! This one is one of the transplants from last year. It didn’t take much time for … Continue reading

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GROW: Marigolds

As part of the SeedGROW project, I’m growing “Yellow Splash” Marigolds. These are Renee’s Garden seeds, and they are wonderful just because of that (I’ve had really great success with this brand.) Sadly, I’m not expecting much from them; because … Continue reading

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