And Now, Green Tea with Carol

Carol from May Dreams Gardens and I decided to write dual posts. I thought it would be fun to get to know Carol better, so come in out of the heat, put down your grub hoe, grab a green tea, and sit with us for a spell. Why green...

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This Little Red Dirt Girl Went to Market

And here is what I bought. I’m crazy to plant anything in this heat. We’re at 100° now with a projected high of 102° tomorrow. My excuse is this coupon for $2.00 off each perennial. The new coleus will coordinate with some others already planted around Mary. The ones...

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My ‘Belinda’s Dream’ Rose Isn’t Happy

I think I know why, but figuring it out took most of the summer. Once I did, the solution was so simple that I owe her my most humble apologies. ‘Belinda’s Dream’ is one of the classiest and best roses I have. Due to her parentage, a cross between...

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The Diva Speaks

My older daughter, known herein as the Diva, has started her own blog. I wanted to give you all the heads up. She’s a talented writer, a yearbook editor, a voracious reader, and my girl Friday. I think she’s the best, but of course, I would. Check her out...

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Stressed Out Plants

Summers like these have to end sometime. May I present our forecast for the next five days: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 99° F | 74° F 37° C | 23° C 99° F | 76° F 37° C | 24° C 97° F | 74° F 36° C...

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GTS and Sunday Stroll: A Time For Every Purpose

The comment on my sidebar about writing in the garden is true. I don’t take my laptop outside, but while I’m working, cutting back, deadheading, and weeding, I think. It’s a writer’s truth that when we do the most mundane jobs like those in the Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy...

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Compost: The Dirty Underbelly of Gardening

In continuance of my pledge to keep it real, and influenced by Margaret at A Way to Garden and Kathy at Cold Climate Gardening, I’m showing you my garden’s soft underbelly. It isn’t all blooms and ripe tomatoes here. There’s also compost, leaf mold and other rotting stuff. Not...

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