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Seeds for 2013

As you read in a previous post, I am using the county fair as inspiration to grow this year, and to keep what I grow going through fall and pretty – so I can bring home some ribbons! (Maybe.) I’ve rounded up my seed order for the year (I think…), so here are the varieties I am planning on growing and where I am getting the plants/seeds from. I plan on using my cold frames to get starts out early (though not as early as I’d like). I definitely don ‘t have room to start anything in the house this […]

Visit to the fair – inspiration for this year’s gardening

This past September, Ainsley made her first trip to the county fair. They give kids the day off here on Friday to go for free, but we went over the weekend. It wasn’t too hot or too wet (usually it seems it’s either 95 degrees or all muddy), so it was a nice trip. I’ll get to why I’m just now posting this after the pics. Big pumpkins! Locally-grown tobacco, submitted for awards. Lots of other things after being judged for awards. Ainsley and I, checking out the chickens and cows and stuff. Waiting to be sold! Will was our […]

Help my garden of shame

So. This is the much-maligned old veggie garden. My original plan was to put some perennial veggies and herbs here (asparagus, rhubarb, etc). But that has yet to happen, and so this are just keeps getting uglier and uglier. There are some perennial herbs: rosemary (infested with weed grass), lemon verbena, sage, and sweet annie. There is also a gaura that I moved when it no longer fit in its old location (and alllllmost killed in the process. I think it may pull through, but we’ll see). I really need to do something with this area to make it less […]

Why I have a “garden blog” even though I’m not that super awesome at gardening.

Sometimes I wonder what right I have to call myself a Garden Blogger (capital letters and all). Though really now I guess I am probably a Mommy Blogger (ew) who has a garden. But in any case, I blog about my garden. And as we speak, I have 2 dead evergreens sitting on my front stoop. One of them also has a healthy crop of weed clover growing in it. My dianthus/carnations have been overtaken by Bermuda Grass (omg how I hate that stuff), and I may have to dig them up altogether, lest I end up with a whole […]

Wordless Wednesday: Some pretties I’ve been saving