Tag Archives: plants

Pestilence!

There is a good reason why I am sitting here at home and not driving to the tropical wilds of South Florida to guzzle down Amish cream pies and party it up with my kinfolk, which was the plan. The … Continue reading

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Flower Power: Gerbera Daisies

It’s becoming quite difficult for me to pass up an opportunity to care for more flowers. Especially because the school semester is over and free time has become plentiful. There are only so many walks around the neighborhood the dachshund … Continue reading

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Garden Progress: Stuff is Growing!

I went back in time (also known as my Flickr account) and noticed how much has actually happened in my garden since I planted the first seed. I can’t believe it – I grew stuff! And I’m still growing stuff! … Continue reading

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Tiny Fruit

These little guys took forever to show up! These little guys being the ground cherries, also known as husk tomatoes, or, my personal favorite, ornamental Chinese lanterns. My gardening chart said that I would see seedlings emerge within 6-10 days … Continue reading

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Bloomin’

Remember that gardening geek spreadsheet? Well, it was right! Seed: Nasturtium (from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange), jewel mix colors – edible Plant date: March 1st Blossom date: 30-40 days, mid- to late-April And since so many of you were interested … Continue reading

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Green

I have been holed up for days studying Spanish and writing research papers, granting myself permission to go outside and play. Small increments at a time, of course, otherwise I would lose track of the hours and find myself stumped … Continue reading

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