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Busy Season at the Conservancy

Just about everyone who reads my blog knows I spend way too much time (just kidding) at my volunteer “job” at the Howard County Conservancy. April and May are two of the busiest months. 322 more words

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Having things purple in the garden adds wonderful touches to my color palate. Japanese maples, ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud, ninebark, heuchera ‘Beaujolais,’¬†and several different cultivars of purple barberries perk up many corners of the garden. 51 more words


Chill out

I should have known better.

I was literally at the checkout of our local nursery, Greenstreet Gardens, when I spied the mandevillas.

They are one of my annual go-to plants. 204 more words


Green onion update

A couple¬†weeks ago I posted about ‘Growing for the not-so-green-thumb’, where I stated that you could grow green onions in only a inch or so of water. 64 more words


Stepping into Hydroponics with BA Kratky

Last week we started to educate ourselves on the many growing methods and decided we would start with the BA Kratky method. If you’re not familiar with the concept then I highly recommend you read: “ 72 more words


Day 95 - Rolling the Shed

We’d spent a while preparing for this day. As you’ve read and seen, the garden is long, very long. Back on day 83 I dehoused a greenhouse… 518 more words


Sometimes gardening doesn't follow the script

A few weeks ago I tested the soil, started seeds indoors, kept checking the weather…it was looking good.
We did make the big transplant last week, it has been good, yet another learning step in my gardening adventures. 338 more words