Category Archives: container gardening

Being Martha

Sometimes in the midst of trying to ‘Live Fair’, I get lost. I as in me. The me who likes pretty things like flowers and nice skirts and good mascara. I become slovenly hippie woman and don’t buy flowers, much … Continue reading

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A Garden Plan

We are trying to figure out what to do with this area: This is the Outside the Kitchen Door but No Longer a Parking Area/Diesel Storage Spot place. I want a kitchen garden out there, made with the nifty cobblestones … Continue reading

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Obsessed, Facebook, Real Life and Community Gardens

Lately I’ve been playing Farmville a lot. It’s a good fit for a computer game. I get to grow stuff. I get to check out. I get to harvest, virtually, tons and tons of beautiful produce that my friends stop … Continue reading

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Marigolds

Marigolds, planted in composted cow manure and a worn-out galvanized wash tub. I love the color and the smell and the ease with which these beauties grow. I’m saving a lot of seed for next year.

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Zinnias

My favorite yard flower. Plant a seed. Get a flower. Love them! I think flowers make me feel good, happy, even on a bad day, a big, fat, blooming zinnia brings a smile.

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Tour of Our Garden, June 2009

Here are some recent photos of our gardens. The last few years have been rough with regards to our gardening efforts. Given the fact that our tomatoes don’t do well no matter where we place them and they are our … Continue reading

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Ants Don’t Like Lavender

At least, it seems that they don’t. When we planted our new planter boxes, we filled them with composted cow manure from our back pasture and it was full of ants. I did these two things: >sprinkled them with used … Continue reading

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