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Hey Y’all!

Hello, garden friends! Did you think I’d forgotten about you? Or our garden? Not a chance! Turns out, moving across the state in 100+ temps and heat indices then trying to unpack from said move can render you completely unable to do anything for a couple of months. But, fall has arrived and brought with…

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Planting Sunflowers Among the Weeds

Girl Wonder #1 loves sunflowers as much as she loves pink. She discovered last week that we didn’t have enough sunflowers growing in the yard. It was her duty as a gardener to plant more sunflowers. It also helped that the Boys Wonder were splashing she and her sister in the pool in a pirate…

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Trying Out a New Plant

  **Joe from Garden Harvest Supply graciously sent me this plant to try out. All opinions and experiences are my own but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to grow it yourself.** I’m a sucker for trying out new-to-me plants. Getting them to grow in my garden and with our craziness always triggers the “mad…

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Reviving the Garden Beds

One of the joys of being back in zone 9a is that we are also going to be growing in our original veggie garden beds. Our tenants were able to grow beans and peppers this past summer. But this year, the weeds erupted fast and voraciously thanks to substantial rain and sunshine. Last Friday, I…

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Completely Gratuitous Plumeria Photos

After my post last Friday about the plumeria seeds from Deb, she sent me a few pictures of the tree and its’ seed pods.  I was so excited about what is coming that I had to share the pictures.  The Girls Wonder are VERY, VERY excited to know we are growing PINK plumerias. PINK.  The…

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Plumeria Seeds

I have another plant obsession I may not have mentioned. I’m madly in love with plumeria. It started in high school when a dear friend brought me back a lei from Hawaii. Then we visited Hawaii early in our marriage and plumeria were everywhere. That sealed my heart to plumeria. Thanks to Steve Asbell at…

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A Late Summer Veggie Garden

We have successfully relocated back to our beloved Golden Isles of Georgia. Sweet Hubby, the Wonder Kids, and I are slowly getting unpacked and re-settled back into our zone 9a garden. The late frost dates and sandy soil have already tempted me to start a late summer garden. I couldn’t resist trying to prolong some…

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Bee Magnet

This is a picture of my lavender Rose of Sharon bush. It came with the house. At first, I didn’t know what it was. But a quick tweet to #gardenchat 2 years ago yielded the answer. (Thanks to Bren Haas and Helen Yoest for answering my question!) I am so glad I asked around before…

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Moving the Roses: Round 2 with a Physics Experiment

The second round of roses has been moved. It was a slightly tougher ordeal than the first round because the remaining roses were heavier. I used larger containers that also held water a bit more. Because of this, the last round of rose-moving required some tinkering and teaching of physics to the Wonder Kids on…