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Flowers in Bloom

It's now May. Spring is here and flowers are blooming. I am so thrilled!After such a long winter and now a wet spring, I find myself sad from watching all the flooding that is going on. So I try to take some comfort in going for walks with Jake and Buddy. This is s the time of year when I ...

Spring

Spring is here, finally. After what seemed like forever, Mother Nature has finally loosened her grip on winter. The snow is gone and the temperature is finally warmed up. At last, I can enjoy the outdoors. I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to shake loose from the cabin fever that I ...

Ouch! Roses and Fire Ants

In the Central Valley of California, my roses and I are subjected to hot summer temperatures, which leave both of us a little worse for wear. This past summer it was over 100 degrees for 70 days out of the 90 days of June, July and August. I know. I kept track. The bad part is this: when it ...

Memorial Day

Right now as I write this, May is in full swing. The weather has warmed up, the sun is out, and the rain has stopped for a little while. I pretty much have all of my shorts, short sleeves, and sleeveless shirts in my dresser, ready to wear.I spend every moment that I can outside. Winter has ...

Spring Has Arrived

Who's ready for spring? I know I am. Warm weather, longer days — no wonder I was so excited to wake up on Monday morning to the official first day of spring. Granted, the temperature here is still going back and forth from warm to cool, but it won't be long now before I can get out and start ...

Sweet Smells and A Pale Green Thumb

I don't know about anyone else, but I love the smell of flowers. I often take the saying, "stop and smell the roses" to heart. I do that every time I go to the post office — once when I go in and again when I leave. At home, I have a honeysuckle vine. A pen pal sent it to me several years ...

Spring Update

It is interesting how time becomes warped as winter just goes on and on .... It is amazing to enjoy the first warmer days of spring. Everything is waking up.One of the projects I have been working on is reclaiming the greenhouse. Pat and I built this greenhouse for Dad about 10 years ago. It ...

Early Signs of Spring 2014

As I write this post, the wind is howling and the wind chill is below zero. We have a barn full of does and kids that are doing their very best to cuddle up and stay warm. Two days ago I was in shirt sleeves and hauling horse manure around to fertilize all the flowerbeds, roses and jonquils ...

The Winter Blahs and Piddling in the Garden

It has been a hard winter, not so much due to snow and cold as to this depression. My mother passed away a year ago March 10th, 2012 and still I am bogged down with this sadness. Spring is close now, so close I can smell its promise and just as it renews life in our gardens it seems to be ...

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