Author Archives: gardengirl

What A Difference A Year Makes !!

Re-reading through my previous posts, I came upon one I had written in July of last year. At that time I was really hoping that we would be getting some rain. The very thought of my TroyBilt tiller trying to … Continue reading

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Learning Never Stops – Thank Goodness !!

Even though I am now retired after over 35 years as an educator, I am inspired by the fact that I learn something each day. For me this is a very special part of my life and what better way … Continue reading

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Waiting on You, Mother Nature

It is the first week in April but you would never know it to look outside. Yes, we have rain – and PLENTY OF IT, but the temperatures are hovering around the freezing mark. In my basement are the fresh … Continue reading

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Midwesterner

I will be the first to admit; I am a Midwesterner, through and through. Born here, raised here and expect to be buried here. I love the change of seasons. I know. It’s not for everyone. But when I hear … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

I am very excited to let you know that very soon I will be starting a business using much of the garden art glass items I have made and placed around my property for many years. As I entertain guests … Continue reading

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Nature’s Best

On a recent visit to a friend’s home, I was introduced to a very new and different kind of Christmas ornament. The mainstay of materials is actually barbed wire. As unorthodox as it appears, it is really quite inventive. Once … Continue reading

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Rain Dancing Anyone?

If you have been following my blog for awhile you will understand that the weather is such an important factor in the success or failure of a gardening season. We are heading into our 48th day of no measureable rainful … Continue reading

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The Latest Technology in Solar Power

It seems as though we are always looking to find ways to use solar, wind and water to improve our lives. Being able to coexist AND benefit from the forces of nature has a positive effect on the quality of … Continue reading

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Unlikely Tool for the Gardener

I have been experimenting with the idea of adding raised beds to my garden. When I tour our local arboretum I have seen many different “variations” of the typical raised bed – some with stone (limestone is very abundant in … Continue reading

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To Seed or Not To Seed ???

My father was my inspiration when I finally moved into a home with a yard big enough to plant a garden. I remember him pouring over gardening seed catalogs until he could barely keep his eyes open at night. He … Continue reading

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