Category Archives: Just for fun

Short list of useful tips for a newbie gardener

  A comment in this week’s Wednesday Vignette post revealed that the garden that had puzzled me so, represented the efforts of a recent widow, who had begun gardening after her husband’s death. Pondering this made me think about what … Continue reading

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Field trip!!!

Today, two of my favorite merry pranksters (William and Gina) and I, went on a field trip to a little gem of a nursery called Nowlens Bridge Perennials. William has been there many times before, and this time he was interviewing … Continue reading

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The Big de-Grinching

I don’t usually get very excited about Christmas. My holidays of choice are Halloween (which caters to my inner child creative) and Thanksgiving (which is just plain nice). If you ask me, it’s all downhill from there. This year too, I … Continue reading

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The Celebratory Colors of Fall

A quick walk around the nursery yard with the camera today yielded some pretty photos, which I thought could serve as a suitable celebration of some fabulous news. Most of you know that I am part of a team tasked with revamping a … Continue reading

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Custom costumes

This post is for Loree, and has nothing to do with either  gardening or plants. In yesterday’s Wednesday Vignette, I lamented how much I miss making my kids’ Halloween costumes. She asked for photos. Some years, I took decent pictures. Other … Continue reading

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The punk rock bride

Those of you who have been with me for a while know I have a bit of a hang-up with the color pink. Not hot pink as much as baby pink, but still… it remains a difficult color for me, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on domination, niwaki and the topiary arts

Gardening often involves some kind of artificial growth control. For the most part, it’s a fairly innocent activity, like mowing, edging, weeding, or deadheading. Sometimes, it’s a more invasive form of control, like pruning or shaping, or even complete removal. Often, … Continue reading

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