Category Archives: gardening

DOA In The Garden

  Welcome to a cold rainy week!  Mostly cold! It’s great weather for garden cleanup or dividing or moving perennials.  If the sun’s out, it feels pretty wonderful even when a little brisk. I need to find at least temporary … Continue reading

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DOA’s Monthly Wrapup

Gardening It was mostly a gardening month.  I’m now looking at a big fall list that includes bringing in all my clay and ceramic pots for the winter, and tucking all of my garden shelves and plastic ornaments into the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Seeds of Spring

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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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Garden Shopping 102

A light drizzle today turned into a blustery pouring rain.  No worries, I needed a pruning saw and a few other things from the Let’s Do It shoppe: Home Depot. Usually Home Depot lacks the whimsy that I find at … Continue reading

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Raised Beds : Getting Ready for Spring Planting

I’ve been working the soil in my raised beds with a hoe, just loosening things up. I’m pleased that I spent extra time in the fall making sure all plant roots and leaves from the season were gone.  The previous … Continue reading

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Mail Ordering Seeds

I enjoy ordering seeds by mail for the vast variety of choices. This year I’m finding myself thinking that if I can just find the seeds in a local garden center rack, I should purchase them that way, particularly for … Continue reading

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Garden Notes

There was a hopeful weather tidbit that theorized this winter could be like the miraculous winter of 2012 wherein we could begin gardening in March. After two years of May snowfall, I hope it is true.   I’ve started writing … Continue reading

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Old Man Winter Smackdown, Part 107…

Thursday’s “dusting” turned out to be six inches of heavy snow for us. Just a dusting!  Gale force winds again today, but the snow is receding and the temperature may reach 67!!! So we begin gardening season again….

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Blow Ye Winds, Hi Ho!

As I’ve been bringing out plant stands and other garden ornaments and raking leaves there have been the most annoying gusty winds. Three days which should have seemed lovely and warm just blown to you know where.  Grrr. I put … Continue reading

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