Gardening & Housekeeping
August? What Happened to July?

August? What Happened to July?

Four days into August, and I am not sure what happened to July. Days are moving fast, even if I'm not.  Time flies so quickly, I can't remember if I have anything to complain about. Which I guess is good, right? Oh Hello August! August descendeth like a sigh, to keep...

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What Is Growing, Going or Gone

What Is Growing, Going or Gone

What is Gone Three fourths of the winter pansies are gone. Depending on the heat and rain, one pot of pansies still blooms forth.  The May and June weather we’ve enjoyed lengthened their growing season. They had quite a run – September through June! What is Growing...

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Not Quite the Middle of May

Not Quite the Middle of May

  Approaching the Middle of May It's not quite the middle of the month, but this year’s May will bring forth flowers upon flowers; weeds upon weeds. Yes, I have happy geraniums; I also have clover that is pushing through asphalt! While intermittent probing sun...

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Ah Yesterday – And Its Ebenezers

Ah Yesterday – And Its Ebenezers

Six Ebenezers! Wonderful weather and the health and strength to enjoy it! Sunshine, and an impromptu trip to a local plant store with a friend, and time to plant . . . May I remember these Ebenezers come late summer when these happy plants are exhausted, sprawling and...

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You Have Arrived, O Spring!

You Have Arrived, O Spring!

Spring Has Arrived! You have arrived and I am still bundled in my hoodie and sox. But, you arrived more gently last year! "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." - Doug Larson To honor your arrival, I took down our Christmas wreath and...

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Welcome March!

Hello March! You are a double-minded month that holds tight to both winter and spring, and in these early days you are showering us with snowy sleet, and chilly gray skies. I’m not complaining – as if you could hear me. This time last year, on a sunny day you roared...

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My Fixation on Weather

My Fixation on Weather

A Fixation Sprouts When I was young(-er), I noticed those who were old(-er) always checked the weather. Newspaper forecasts gave way to the 10 PM TV forecasts; then the weather channel was the cable station of choice. At long last, putting weather apps for my phone...

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Happy St Distaff’s Day

Happy St Distaff’s Day

St. Distaff's Day Thank you Peg Bracken for reminding me of a chore I will never have to do – nor have I ever attempted it, old and cute as I am. “. . . the Christmas holidays having ended, good housewives resume the distaff and other industrious employments.” –The...

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