Category Archives: Gardening

Something Sticky This Way Comes

Cooler weather has finally arrived, which means I can wear sweatpants while I relax at home (i haven’t quite put my shorts away). Unfortunately the yard isn’t quite cooperating. The weeds have taken the opportunity to stretch out and flower. … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Fact

Allergies are the garden’s revenge.

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Oregon Gardens

We were fortunate to have beautiful and cool (for us) weather during our visit to Oregon. Which made us want to spend as much time as possible outside. And what could be better than a trip to the Oregon Gardens … Continue reading

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3 Bags Full

We had a cool snap in the summer heat over the weekend. Which was fortunate as our AC is broken. Needing a distraction, I offered the side yard. We had yet to clear most of the weeds.   And so … Continue reading

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Peek-a-boo

The rains came. They were waiting–seeds under the ground ready to grow at the slightest hint of moisture. So they grew and grew. And the rain came as regular as a sprinkler on a timer. Then the lawnmower broke. And … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

Here’s some flowers from our yard to brighten your day. Until next time, stay healthy.

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Green Gravel

It is a well established fact of life, that when it rains, weeds grow. Every weekend, I work for an hour picking the weeds out of the gravel. It seems to be a bit of a coincidence that as soon … Continue reading

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When it Rains, It Grows

We were blessed with rain for 5 beautiful days. From a light mist kissing your face to a proper downpour and rivers in the gutters. Then the sun came out and chased the clouds away. Two days later, we got … Continue reading

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Growing Up

It’s been the rainiest October in a long, long time here in Phoenix. And, really, all I can say is “Yay!” I love the rain. We have a metal awning that protects our pool equipment from the blazing sun and … Continue reading

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Gardens

One word can have lots of meanings. Take garden for example. My niece-in-law is British and uses the term to convey any backyard. For most Americans it refers to a formal botanical setting with flowers or an area devoted to … Continue reading

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