Monthly Archives: May 2009

Take that, you sneaky snake

What happens when you don’t pull weeds? You make a perfect place for snakes. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when one turned up in the garden this weekend. I’ve fallen way behind in weeding and I was happily pulling away. I had almost found my lost Double Delight rose bush (yes it was covered [...]

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Forget the can; make your own beans

Memorial Day weekend gives you three whole days to plant your garden. Yes, folks, it’s time. But in my case, I have to clear weeds first. What drudgery! Only picnic food can save me. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans. My mom made great baked beans. It was a simple recipe. She’d cook a pound of [...]

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Answers to questions you might never ask

Last Friday I managed to get out into the garden for the first time in a few weeks. During this time alone with the weeds, I had plenty of time to think about the mysteries of gardening. Here are few questions you might have (or maybe not). I’ll attempt to answer. Q: What’s  the best [...]

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What Mom said

My mother and my grandmothers are gone now, but I want to share lessons they taught me. 1. My mom taught me that if you plant little seeds by the house following package directions they will grow into wonderful flowers.  Note: Follow package directions. 2. Ironically I didn’t start really gardening until after she died. I made [...]

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Patience please when it comes to planting

This is the time of year when people ask me questions. They think I know what I’m doing. The big question is when to plant the dahlias. My answer: not yet. Here’s why. If you plant them too early and we get a lot of rain, they’ll rot. Example: One year we drove to Lancaster [...]

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