The One Day Garden

We are doing something different today. Sunday night we got pizza for dinner and my husband surprised me with a slice of chocolate cake for dessert. Despite knowing what it would do to me, I ate the whole thing around 7:30pm. When I went to bed around 10pm I was not even remotely tired. I […]

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2021 Garden Update

Hello friends! Let’s have a little catch up. I don’t think we have chatted since before Mother’s Day, which was fantastic, if I do say so myself. I got to stay in bed, David made my morning tea (correctly) and brought it to me. Then I got to have a pancake breakfast. It was wonderful. […]

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This Week In The Garden

Friends it has been a while! I was contemplating changing the name of this series to “This Month In The Garden” but through May and June things will be changing so much that there is no telling how often I’ll be updating. First I want to go into how much my garden space has changed […]

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Expanding Gladiolus – An Experiment

Before we get too far, I want to make sure we are clear about a few things. I do not know what I am doing. I know how to pull weeds. I know how to plant most seeds if there are directions on the package. I know that I live in zone 7b and try […]

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I Have Built a Small Forest

Imagine a story book forest – it’s mostly filled with sprawling, lichen covered, live oak trees, there is plenty of room to wander around, maybe there’s a stream nearby. It’s straight up magic out of a fairytale and you can’t tell me otherwise. Okay so imagine you are a kid running around in there, but […]

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This Week In the ’21 Garden

Okay, I swear this won’t be a constant thing but I am so excited right now. It is currently 67*F outside and I am only wearing 1 layer of clothing. That’s right, no sweaters, no stupid-long socks, I am dressed for spring. Also, last week’s seedlings are starting to sprout and of course I have […]

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I Almost Had A Chicken Coop

Last weekend was going to be my weekend. You guys, I had spent the days before building it up in my head, telling myself how awesome it was going to be, all the things. This shed is in our back yard. I have secretly loved this shed the whole time we’ve been living here because […]

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A Summer Gardener in the Winter

Today’s post is brought to you a day late by the Virginia Ice Storm. We were without power for two days, without internet for four. The latter was definitely worse. The good that came out of it is these pictures in todays post. What’s funny is that I wrote this post without knowing how awful […]

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The Death Of A Gardeners Ideals

These past few years of having a vegetable garden has been like being in one of those “Hollywood Movie” relationships. We hate each other. Sometimes we are bad for each other. But we are inexplicably drawn to each other. Maybe it’s closer to a Hallmark script because I think we are going to end up […]

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2021 Garden Goals

I feel like the last two months have been nothing short of a struggle to keep up. No getting ahead. No catching up. Not even reaching the surface for air. Every day it just feels like things get messier and more out of control. Right now I am supposed to be writing about this years […]

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