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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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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

In the midst of packing, our flowers keep distracting me worse than the Wonder Kids. Here are a few of the worst offenders: Daisy from a sweet new friend brightening up the mailbox bed. Yellow lily from Aldi that was planted last year. It survived our crazy winter. One of our many “Costa” Gladioli. I…

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Tinkering with Weed Control

We have this strange vining weed that is all over our yard and has now invaded our garden. Specifically, it has invaded our sweet potato bed. I don’t know what exactly it is except it’s invasive. I’ve pulled it up many times only to have it grow and expand. In the farthest back of the…

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Moving the Roses

I love roses. This is a new concept for me. So much so that I bought 10 new roses last fall for the garden. When it finally came time to plant them, our planned rose garden area wasn’t ready. Into containers of all shapes and sizes they went. Fast forward 6 months and we’re moving.…

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Dear Friend and Gardener: The Veggie Garden

This is my first contribution to the “Dear Friend and Gardener” series started by Dee Nash and her friends.   Dear Friend and Gardener, I think the veggie garden is finally planted out. I wasn’t planning on doing much since we’re moving before the plants can get good and settled but I can’t stop putting…

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Front Porch Pumpkin: You Can Grow That!

Last fall, we had about 10 pumpkins on the front porch for a fall stoopscape. As usual, they stayed more or less in place until they started rotting. Or became shot-puts. The daily/hourly changing of the pumpkins became a running joke with our neighbors. By Thanksgiving, the pumpkins had become mulch on the daffodil bed…