Category Archives: Garden Planning

High Hopes and Fingers Crossed

High Hopes and Fingers Crossed The weather is absolutely beautiful, isn’t it?! I have spent a good deal of the past four days outside gardening. We’ve cleared parts of the yard, burned brush, planted seeds, and finished installing the rest … Continue reading

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Spring Has Finally Sprung!

With the warmer weather comes all sorts of interesting (and sometimes annoying) folks. Take the turds who did this to The Cottage sometime on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning… And a close up… Ugh. So we painted over it, … Continue reading

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Hey, Let’s Build a Fence!

I have dreamed of enclosing this property with a nice tall privacy fence ever since I moved here. Having the last lot that wasn’t ours be used as a thoroughfare for folks taking a shortcut from one block to the … Continue reading

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Land and Zentangle

The Last Lot I am excited to announce that today, Tuesday, right before Thanksgiving, we will finally purchase the last lot, a sliver of land that sits between the end of our five lots and The Cottage, making our property … Continue reading

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Cottage Reno and Homes Tour

Each morning, at around 3 o’clock, I wake up. I call it the witching hour. I’m lucky if I can get back to sleep, because as soon as my feet hit the floor and I walk into the bathroom, my … Continue reading

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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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