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My Townhouse Flower Garden

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After weeks of plotting, planning, and visiting every garden center in town, I finally finished my flower garden last week! It took about six weeks in my new place before I was even ready to think about the garden. By … Continue reading

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Garden Update: July

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My vegetable garden’s been in the ground for about eight weeks. We’re having one of the wettest, coolest summers on record, and as a result, this year’s garden is noticeably smaller and less fruitful than last year’s. It’s a bummer, … Continue reading

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Planting Day 2014

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I planted my garden on May 31st! Erin asked me to Spare No Details, so here’s all the gardening info you could want! What I’ll be tending this year: 5 tomatoes – Roma, sun gold cherry, beefsteak, Mortgage Lifter, Better … Continue reading

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Garden Update: September

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I haven’t done a garden update in a while, but as summer winds down, it’s time for a wrap-up! In June I described the garden as “out of control.” Ha ha!! I had no idea what was in store. My … Continue reading

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Home Life Lately 8/6

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Here are some recent domestic goings-on:   Last weekend I finally cut scalloped shorts from some bootcut jeans I got at Goodwill! I measured the cutoff length against my favorite shorts, then used a scrapbooking border template to outline the … Continue reading

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Garden Update – June

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My vegetable garden is OUT OF CONTROL! Every evening, when I go out to look at it, I still feel stunned. I love to talk about my garden. A few of my co-workers are now calling me Farmer Brenda and … Continue reading

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Craft and Garden Update

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I’ve had a crafty few weeks. Here are some things I’ve made! Because I seem to need front-door decor for every month of the year, I made this cute semi-patriotic wreath based on this tutorial. The wreath in the original … Continue reading

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Planting Day 2013

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My vegetable garden is finally in! Last year I planted on April 1, so it’s safe to say that this was my latest planting ever. But thanks to the Endless Winter of 2013, I couldn’t do it any earlier. It … Continue reading

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Lessons From Roses

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I’m very into my roses at the moment! I have three rose bushes, and the one in the middle is a Don Juan climbing rose that needs reinforcement. I’ve tried several trellises and things, but they’ve all been unstable and … Continue reading

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Roses In Bloom

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My roses are thriving in the cooler weather! I go out to admire and smell them every day. I recently took some Lisa Frank-esque photos of them after a rain. (These are some of the last pictures I have from … Continue reading

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