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What I found in the yard

While out gardening during Memorial Day weekend, I discovered new flowers and even more new flowers. The woman who owned the house before us was a true lover of flowers. I’ve never seen so many different kinds. A different bunch seem to bloom weekly. I don’t even know their names.

Here are some of the flowers I found just weeks ago– along with this bird feeder.

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The last of the summer garden

Oh, fall is upon us, isn’t it? The cool air, children back in school.
And plucking the very last of the goodies from the garden… Continue reading

Reusing items to plant seeds.

Here are a few other ideas for reusing items when starting your plants from seed.
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Gardens around the U.S.

In celebration of the response I received from my gardening post, I asked fellow gardeners to share their knowledge with me.  Wonderful, innovative, amateur and seasoned gardeners around the U.S. sent me pictures of their gardens along with gardening tips they’ve learned along the way.

Roma tomatoes in GA

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Gardening

Gardening.

Zucchini for zucchini bread!

Our first garden together was last year. As children we watched our parents garden, but neither of us had ever tried a garden ourselves.

When you rent, you must ask permission. Some owners are more open than others. We’ve been lucky. Not wanting to destroy the yard, however, we took up only a small space. We bought two raised bed sets  so that we could break them down and take them with us when we moved. We didn’t harvest much food. The cherry tomatoes did okay. We had cucumbers out our ears. We had one tiny cantaloupe and a few jalapeno peppers. We planted the seedlings in the peat pots, which didn’t break down and caused the plants to grow root bound. And apparently, you need two of most plants to cross-pollinate. Now we know. Continue reading