Monthly Archives: April 2015

In the Conservatory With DOA

You’ll recall I planned to visit various Public Gardens over the summer this year.  http://librariandoa.blogspot.com/2015/04/minnesota-public-gardens.html The first up for many reasons was the Como Park Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.  I hadn’t been there in years.  Two popular features, The Sunken Garden … Continue reading

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Laundry Day in the Garden

Before I retired I made a nice list of things I’d do each day of the week, balancing work and play ever so perfectly.  If I actually have that balance I don’t know it! I have settled on Monday as … Continue reading

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Instant Garden Color with Rustoleum :)

I finally got my nerve up and the weather was decent enough (though a tad too windy) to paint my gray shelf and white milk cans. I used Rustoleum Candy Pink, Apple Green, Aqua and Seaside.  There are gloss types and … Continue reading

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DOA in the Garden: Not Garden Bloom Day & Nothin’ in Bloom

I missed Garden Bloggers Bloom Day yesterday, so caught up was I in my Pea Revolution.   My mind was also snarkily happy not to be working at a library on steenkin’ Tax Day and dealing with all the desperate … Continue reading

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DOA in the Garden: Peas to Please!

Early in my gardening life there was a columnist called The Slothful Gardener.  She has been my secret inspiration during all of my gardening years.  She tried to be particular about how she planted things and tended her garden, but … Continue reading

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DOA in the Garden: One Potato, Two…

I have had the Dread Crud since last Thursday and but just had to get outside today for awhile.  I could see crocus from my kitchen window! Not much else is up.  My Bergenia “Baby Doll”  which I’ve had for … Continue reading

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March Craft Month Projects

I made considerable progress on only one project.  Should have had only one as a goal but noooo. My afghan ten years in the making has gotten many new squares.  I can even crochet now while watching television. Here is … Continue reading

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