Category Archives: seasonal updates & random musings

What rose gardeners do in winter

besides peruse rose catalogs: We get into houseplants.   I do fine with outdoor plants that can pretty much fend for themselves, but houseplants are a whole different ball game, as my dad would say. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of … Continue reading

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The secret life of Lulu

Bob and I are missing our cat Lulu.  She was our first cat, our senior cat, and she lived with us for sixteen years.  She enjoyed the time she had. She made the best of everything, even when Teeny bullied … 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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Garden May 2012

  This spring we must have gotten the right weather at the right time, because everything bloomed wonderfully [if terrifyingly early].  Here are photos.   The big one trying to tear down the porch at left is Awakening.  Bob said he … Continue reading

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Side trip: Waterlilies

I know nothing about growing waterlilies, but I got some good pictures of some at Austin’s Botanical Garden at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.

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The Truth About Ripeness

16 June 2009 When I first started growing raspberries, I invariably picked them when they were bright red and full-sized, but not at full flavor: still a little sour. Over time, by tasting hundreds of them, I learned to tell … Continue reading

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