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Mandivilla's early spring 2011

A New Space To Grow : Mandevilla

Is it just me or does it seem like  when we are home with some  time to spend in our gardens the time goes by so very fast? This weekend was totally one of those moments for me and my family as we spent most of our time dodging the storms and putting together a […]
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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Green?

I can’t believe I’m sharing this snapshot – look at all those weeds!    The rain and cooler weather has been keeping me inside for most of the week.   Thanks to all the rain, the beds I had cleaned out are getting new growth as well as some new weeds popping up.   This image above is […]
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Collecting Rain and Social Networking

Eco-Friendly Make It Fit Your Bucket List?

It has been my mission to keep it green and as natural as possible in my home and garden and proud to say I’ve been completely green in my year-round  greenhouse for over a year.   Every  day is a learning experience with information I collect mostly online via Social Networking on Twitter / Facebook.  […]
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Mobile Upload : Greenhouse Landscape Project 5/11

Planting Potatoes Year 2

My First Potato / July 2010 Last year was the first year to experiment with growing  a garden in raised bed structures.  One of the hot topics on #gardenchat / Twitter was planting potatoes.  With a little help from my friends online I was educated about how easy it was to grow all types of […]
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Excited over the little things!

Spring at Home

This container of supersowsunday lettuce mix by Territorial Seed Company featured on the left says it all!
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Petunias by Proven Winners

When To Fertilize

Last week was the last of the  Outdoor Living Extravaganza Event hosted by Proven Winners for Spring 2011.  Four major cities in Canada and the United States were chosen to kick off  the planting season by holding a retreat and seminar featuring local garden specialist.  I attended the Canadian event held in Toronto, Ontario.   Toronto […]
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Bren  talks #gardenchat

Social Media via Twitter From TheGardenChat

Sharing what is growing on in my neck of the woods is why I’ve been online from the get-go. If it weren’t for social media and outlets like BLOGGER or Facebook, I would have never have met the fabulous garden folks I know today. Where would I be today in my garden without Joe Lamp’l […]
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The Outcast of Spring

With spring comes a few unwanted guest to our gardens. Today’s outcasts just happen to have wings and enjoy leaving unwanted ‘ekk’ in the pond. Don’t think I’m heartless because the River runs just an few acres from the pond where the rest of the ducklings swim. I’m guessing these two were the trouble makers!
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Stove Top Roasting

Creative With What’s On Hand

It’s a way of living I grew up with that some where between college and having kids I put on the back burner.   I’m talking about using what is in your home pantry  and not planning the meal around making a trip to the grocery store. It can be a challenge for your creative side […]
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Forcing Branches

Forced Friday

Spring 2011 has brought some very cool temperatures which I’m sad to say I’m delighted with.  Is that a grammatically correct sentence? I do know that if  you  are are buried with tons of inside chores to do this time of year you totally know what I’m saying. As I sit here trying to capture […]
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Winter Over and New Growth

March Greenhouse Report

March is quickly coming to an end and I can’t help but fear we are going to have one of those springs that dives right from winter cold to summer hot after snow flakes were falling in the garden this last week of March.  It is hard to believe we are heading into the last […]
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No Stitches Required This Time - USE CAUTION with the properly maintained tools.

Spring Clean Up : Prepare the Tools

I’ve been very excited about the upcoming #gardenchat on Twitter this Monday evening not only because it is a great excuse to sit back after a long day of gardening with my growing connection but  because the topic is a sure sign that SPRING has Sprung!  Now we maybe enduring winter like temperatures but one […]
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Spring at My Desk

Short Note Saturday

From My Early Spring Desk The first week of ‘spring’ has passed  and I can’t help but wonder if this is going to be another one of those years when summer arrives before we are allowed to enjoy the blessings of the season upon us.  This week has flown by and I’m left scratching my […]
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Big Goodbye to Winter

Zoomed in really didn’t do much for me until my critics tonight pointed out how cool it was to see the craters  and solar flares in the image. I’m more about what was going on in the garden as the large moon gleamed over the pond.  It was deathly quiet with only sounds of the […]
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Is It Safe? Tackling Fear of Rose Pruning

The day before spring officially starts is usually a super tease to what is to come.  Saturday was just that day as the weather was spring perfect leaving all us northern gardeners wanting more.  Time to bust out the rakes, shovels, and pruners to prepare for the real deal; or is it? The Last Winter […]
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Escape Chicken

If it weren’t for a ‘chicken virus ‘ scare a few years back and the availability of chicks being effected in my area due to the scare,  I’m quit sure we would have had  fresh eggs being produced here in our garden.    I just remember the local chick provider stopped selling the baby chickens that […]
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