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Monthly Photo Challenge: Ice in the Wheelbarrow

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity,” we like to complain during Virginia’s steamy, sultry summers. Well, it’s February and “it’s not the cold, it’s the wind.” It’s cold all right, but it’s the biting, bitter cold gales that are … Continue reading

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Shady Ladies (and Max)

For some of us, surely, the serenity of shade gardening—as the counterpart of sun gardening, with its festive mood—is just what the inner doctor orders.” – George Schenk    in The Complete Shade Gardener If anything ever happens to this … Continue reading

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Potting Shed Finale: The Budget Version

We have a difference of opinion, husband and I.  I say when we redeem our credit card points on a snazzy, bright orange Home Depot gift card, the plants subsequently hauled home are “free.” He disagrees, bringing up the logical, but … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

Between. Capture something in the middle of two things. It can be a person or object, or simply the space in between. I was gardening on the opposite side of the house when I heard ferocious growling and excited barking. The … Continue reading

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The 4-H Urn Project

Because so many of you (okay, two, but who’s counting?) have been clamoring for more detail about the Garden Club Luncheon the other weekend, I thought I’d show you what I came up with for the front porch urns in preparation for … Continue reading

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Spring Is A Hussy

“Spring Is A Hussy” Or so the gardening dowager speaking to my Garden Club pronounced. She went on to say that anybody can have a beautiful garden in spring.  At first I felt vaguely insulted – sometimes gardeners can be dreadfully opinionated … Continue reading

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