Category Archives: gardening

Plant Porno

I went out to our mailbox to send a thank you card to our neighbors who dropped off some phenomenally delicious Christmas cookies.  Missed the mailman, but there was a mailbox full of 1/3 real mail, and 2/3 catalog junk … Continue reading

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Hobnobs, Never Gyp the Wait Staff, and Veggie Garden

We visited mom today, and took her grocery shopping after the thunderstorms broke.  She had her list.  I also wanted to get a few items while I was there that we can find around here, but not at Aldi, so … Continue reading

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Hickory Horned Devil

I should probably add this baby to a gallery for my orchids and gardening website, but for now, I’ll just post it here.  We found this hickory horned devil at the base of our huge ash tree.  It’s stage 5-instar, … Continue reading

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OT: New Orchid Stash

Sorry . . . nothing on the Nickster front.  He must be on extended “hitatus.” I did get in an order of orchids from Hawaii this morning.  Details, plus a couple of pictures, are on my The Orchid Place Blog.  … Continue reading

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Garden Harvest

This time of year, harvesting the fruits and veggies is a daily task.  I went out at 8 am, to do harvest duty.  I got a few peppers (yellow banana, and cayenne), two eggplants, a handful of cherry tomatoes, and … Continue reading

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Gas

I come from one of the only two states in the nation in which it’s illegal to pump your own gas.  I didn’t know about the little switch on the gas pump handle that makes it hold there to a … Continue reading

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For My Latest Garden Update

Go here. That is all.

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Nonesuch

Now I know why this place is so popular.  The garden center part of it is alright, for selection, and has competitive prices, but other places are probably better — Buckmann’s for instance.  The indoors, grocery part, is great for … Continue reading

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Woo-hoo — Two New Galleries

. . . are available on The Orchid Place.  I have a new “Garden 2009” gallery uploaded, as well as a “Roses 2009” gallery. I’m really beginning to love the Jalbum software I use to compile these galleries.  At least … Continue reading

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Get Your Rose PrOn

While we blew our entire holiday weekend working on the old house, three of my roses at the new place decided to bloom.  Rose prOn ahead:  proceed with caution.

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