Monthly Archives: June 2012

Side trip: The perils of chickens

I had never considered just how chickens might possibly escalate. We’ve been very excited about the prospect of having chickens next door.  The husband-type component of the world’s best neighbors is building a great-looking chicken coop.   So far it’s plywood … Continue reading

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On thorns, and thornless rose recommendations

On thorns I love the fact that roses have thorns.  I think their silky-soft petals, gorgeous colors, and sensuous scents coupled with razor-sharp, bloodthirsty thorns make a piquant combination.  But not everybody feels the way I do.  So here are … Continue reading

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Structure 3: Et cetera (et Jacques Majorelle)

You might notice a lot of blue stuff in my garden.  I think I first started using this band of blues when I bought the folding bistro table and chairs on the side porch.  The chairs not only had molded … Continue reading

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Structure 2: Arches

Here Lulu leads the way into the backyard.   We got her from the Frankfort humane society in 1998, shortly after we bought the house. Arches are some great bang for the buck for a lot of reasons: They point out … Continue reading

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Structure 1: Porch

Structure is almost the most important thing in making a garden look good, and it’s where I fall short.  Alas, the salary from my day job does not afford me fripperies such as brick or stone walls or paths, terracing, … Continue reading

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