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Bees, it turns out, love a mint patch in bloom. So if you're looking to improve the welfare of your local honeybees, or want to encourage them to hang around and pollinate your garden, this is a thing...without any insecticides or pesticides, in my experience. I've seen occasional slightly nibbled leaves, but never any serious slug or aphid damage. I think the critters prefer milder-tasting foliage
Yesterday, one of Natasha's friends from church, who owns a local tree nursery, donated 14 fancy trees-- from Japanese maples to Dogwoods-- to White Gables! They were "seconds" that they were having difficulty...with winter, where we only see one another in the parking lot and laundry room, or on movie nights. I'm enjoying it to the fullest, but a part of me is looking forward to cooler weather already
Summer is so busy! When its over 85 degrees F, I confess I hide inside most of the day, only to emerge early evening to do outdoor chores and hang out to socialize or gaze at the view and watch the chickens... He seems to be sincere, but the proof is in the pudding as they say. He's been in a prolonged mood and agreed to get some psychology workbooks to help himself not feel overwhelmed so much of the time
My garden documentation this year has been fairly haphazard, not least because I got such a late start on my planting; I didn't want to photograph it, I wanted to be out creating it! But grammarwoman... The view down the main garden path, with alpine strawberries in the foreground. And that is the news from the garden so far. Originally posted at Dreamwidth || Read comments on Dreamwidth
I went to my neighborhood association's meeting today because the guest speaker was talking about the plans to update I-35. I had a whole list of things to say to him, but found that he was saying virtually...just say that I can't believe that so many things have to be handled in these kinds of meetings. I like my meetings at work--everyone has the same goals. These city-running meeting sound simply horrible
Yesterday afternoon, I decided to finally tackle the project which has been preying on my mind, and I started digging the trench for the replacement sprinkler at the far corner of the back lawn area. The... I have an account as Torquill on Dreamwidth, and that's where I posted this . You can sign in with OpenID to comment on the original post , or you can go ahead and comment here; either way works.
Spring is on its last legs and the winter hibernation of our local bear has ended. Last fall the bugger yanked down a part of our fence and broke the top out of the apple tree to get at its fruit, so...them all this year, even if they don’t get used. You’ll have to scavenge the neighbors open dog food containers instead. Crossposted from Journey to the Center , comment here or there with OpenID.
...wet spring and summer, the growing season is just too darned short to make that much space work out properly if I’m not working on it every night. And with my jobs and other hobbies, that much gardening is oppressive instead of fun. So this year is different. We’ve cult a single garden box, which will multiply if it works out. Last weekend we spent time putting in the dirt. This may seem...
I spent a solid chunk of time weeding; enough to make my back ache, certainly. But given the hell into which the front yard had descended (sick all spring = no garden maintenance), that only results...blueberries are not dead, but they are not any bigger than they were in the fall of 2012, either, which is strange for blueberries, so that bed is going to end up torn out entirely and starting over