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Tulips Are In!

Did you feel the world tilt a little wonky yesterday? Sorry, that was our fault. We planted our tulip bulbs yesterday. Yes, really. That was our new New Year’s Day tradition and we actually did it. (But don’t expect us to go to the gym. Or give up chocolate.) Since the Girls Wonder were the only…

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New Year, New Traditions

Happy New Year! The fresh slate of a new year carries so much hope and joy, even into the garden. Today we start a new tradition. We will plant our tulips today! Wait, what?!? Planting tulips today? Yep. Here in coastal zone 9A, our soil doesn’t get cold enough for tulips to be perennials. Rarely…

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We’ll Always Have Cilantro

I haven’t started my greens as I had intended. Yet. Or the carrots. But I have managed to start some cilantro. Growing cilantro always makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, even if the rest of the days don’t look like I have. It loves our cool fall and winter. I hope to have enough…

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Friday at the Beach

Last Friday, we decided to take a beach walk. It was a very relaxing way to end a chaotic week. Since we’re back to another Friday, I thought you’d like a peek at one of our favorite beaches. These pictures are from Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, one of our islands in these Golden Isles…

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Texas Petunias and Bougainvillea

**Joe from Garden Harvest Supply sent me these plants at different times to trial and let you know what I think about them. All opinions and dead plants are my doing, not his.** Remember when I planted the Texas Petunia from Joe at Garden Harvest Supply? In spite of no rain for the past 7…

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Drooling in the Zoo

The Jacksonville Zoo is one of our favorite family adventures. The Wonder Kids each have “their animal” we have to visit each time. Boy Wonder #2 always visits the Komodo dragon, Boy Wonder #1 always rides the train, Girl Wonder #1 visits the elephants, and Girl Wonder #2 likes the giraffes. Mommy, on the other…

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A Colonial Kitchen Garden

On our latest visit to Fort Frederica National Monument (just across the marshes from us), we discovered a colonial kitchen garden recreation. The Park Service and a local garden club have recreated, using historic accounts and documents, a typical colonial kitchen garden from the early days of the Georgia colony. The kitchen garden is located on…

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Mystery Lily

I stumbled upon a beautiful lily of some sort while on vacation in September. I don’t know what kind it is. I’m not even sure if it’s a lily. It has leaves and leaf spread like a lily. Here’s a picture.         Of course, it was fall and the bees were buzzing…