Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Easy Way to Start a Garden

Have you been planning to establish a garden but still haven’t gotten started?  If you live in the northern temperate region, there’s something you can do now that will make it easier for you to start that garden next spring. First, you need to … Continue reading

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Weeding & Mulching

We’ve been spending the last few weeks removing weeds from landscape beds in our yard and applying leaf mulch.  I posted about leaf mulch last year, but we ran out of time last fall and weren’t able to mulch everywhere … Continue reading

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Fall Foliage & Flowers, 2014

It’s fall (or autumn if you prefer) and as the chlorophyll in trees’ and shrubs’ leaves breaks down we can see the beautiful reds and yellows.  These are some of my favorite trees and shrubs that I photographed yesterday in my yard. The dogwood has … Continue reading

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Houseplant Moving In Day, 2014

It’s been getting colder, so I decided it was time to move the houseplants back inside for the winter.  Frost isn’t likely just yet, but I thought I’d finish this task a little earlier for once.  I moved the fern, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Harvest, Part Two

Today, we had time to harvest the rest of the cranberries. Since it has been three weeks since we began to harvest them, more of the cranberries were red and ripe than the first part of the harvest.  More had gone … Continue reading

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Garden Myths

I like and recommend The Truth About Garden Remedies:  What Works, What Doesn’t & Why by Dr. Jeff Gillman.  Dr. Gillman wondered if the many garden remedies that we see on the internet or that are touted in books actually work, so … Continue reading

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Beans, Peppers, Tomato, Okra, & Pawpaws

The pole bean harvest is much less than it was last month, probably because it is much cooler, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s °F (a range of 5 to 15 °C) most days.  The plants are still … Continue reading

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Beans, Eggplant, Peppers, Okra — and Tomatoes

Go out of town for more than a few days, and your garden may have a few surprises waiting for you when you return. The pole beans continue to outperform previous years’ beans.  Some pods are past their prime, so … Continue reading

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