Monthly Archives: August 2009

Seeing the best of the county

We just returned from a great rainy night at the West End Fair. Now just about everyone else would disagree with a rainy night being “good.” But the light crowds gave me a chance to really look at all the fine handiwork and to enjoy the talented craftspeople in our community,   I can’t miss [...]

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Going to battle against fruit flies

Early last week I was inundated with fruit flies. They were everywhere in the kitchen, on the mirror in the bathroom and in the salt shaker. If you’re wondering how they got into the salt shaker, the answer is “I don’t know. I’ve never seen that before.”  I guess they don’t have to worry about [...]

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Garden makeover

I’ve lamented about my scraggly garden many times this year. Now I’ve decided to do something about it.   I’m turning the wet front triangle into a perennial garden. I’ve often planted dahlias there over the years, but they never bloom. Never.   The main things that grow on that side are daylilies, Brown-eyed Susans [...]

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Dahlias win the battle against summer elements

The summer of 2009 will go down as the most frustrating the hobby of gardening can offer.   The rain, the slugs, the snakes. It’s the year nature won. Just ask anyone.   Don’t ask my husband Ronnie because his garden is just about perfect. He has the made-over vegetable garden with neat rows of dahlias just ready [...]

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Method doesn’t matter as long as we get tomatoes

My husband Ronnie watches way too much TV. He won’t admit it, but anyone who orders from infomercials watches too much TV. This summer he ordered Topsy Turvys from an 800 number on TV. The longer he stayed on the line, the more stuff we got. And the higher the amount that was charged to our [...]

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