Category Archives: Garden Planning

Liriope on Steroids

Okay, I’m exaggerating. To my knowledge the liriope I acquired today has taken no steroids. I could ask it, but I doubt it would answer, given it has no vocal cords. I was a little loopy when I wrote the … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung at The Deadly Nightshade!

The birds are singing, the spring bulbs are blooming, and we are getting serious about this garden! Last week I co-opted the husband and youngest child. “Give me one hour a day,” I asked. It tended to run a little … Continue reading

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The Power of Asking

With the growing season already upon us (due to this early warming cycle we continue to see) my thoughts have turned to the garden. My aching back can attest to the work I’ve done finishing the path to the chicken … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Early to Start

It’s not too early to start dreaming of spring. Especially with the weather dipping into the single digits. Brrrr! This Saturday, if you have some spare time and some spare seeds, consider dropping by the Seed Savers Exchange. There is … Continue reading

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Daylilies and Shrubs…But Not the Shrubbery Kind

So Many Daylilies! I mentioned in my last post that we will be widening the front walk, along with the porch stairs, to the original width. That’s about two to 2 1/2 extra feet in width, so the first job … Continue reading

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Rocks, SHTF Medicinal Gardens, Natural Fencing and More

Prepping for My Zentangle River Rocks Class I’ll be teaching a Zentangle: River Rocks class on August 22nd at Powell Gardens. There is a fee for this, but it is a small price to pay for something that you will … Continue reading

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I Think I Have Recovered…I Think…

I’m an introvert. That might come as a huge surprise to some of the folks I know, but it is definitely true! I often say, “I’m an introvert, albeit a high-functioning one.” After having nearly 250 folks tramp through my … Continue reading

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Folks Bring Me the Nicest Things

I think I’m getting a reputation. Hopefully it is a good one. ItĀ seems to be a good one…at least to me. Folks have begun to bring me things. Cool things. Things that feed my imagination and get those creative juices … Continue reading

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Full Steam Ahead!

Spring Party a success…check… Birthday weekend enjoyed and done…check… Most of the prep work on the Zentangle piano for Pianos on Parade…check… And now my eyes are firmly on the goal of working in the yard as much as possible … Continue reading

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Getting It Into the Ground

You would think that, considering I am teaching all of these gardening classes and will be on the Urban Grown Tour that my garden must have been planted weeks ago, right? Not quite. But I’m working on it! On Wednesday, … Continue reading

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