Archive for June, 2014

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Reform . . .

June 19, 2014

Yard sales and flea markets are in full swing. Make a day out of this fun-loving activity with friends or family. There’s always something useful or decorative for the house, office, or garden to be found. Use your imagination and reform an old object into something new. Here are a few ideas for the garden.

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From In and Around the Garden

June 15, 2014

From In and Around the Garden

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Love in June

June 12, 2014

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June 12th is Red Rose Day. The meaning of the red rose is LOVE.

Celebrate by giving a red rose to someone you love.

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Passion

June 11, 2014

Passion

What is your passion? If you are not pursuing it to the fullest measure look at what you can do to change this.

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It is 6:00 a.m., Saturday morning

June 7, 2014

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I am ready to exit the home office, push my fingers into a pair of garden gloves instead of tapping them on the keyboard where I have spent most of my week. It will feel GOOD to be with nature, to spruce up the plants that need deadheading, and clear the garden floor of leaves.

At some point, I plan to pull out a 15-year-old lavender plant. It is four feet tall and three feet wide, mostly woody. Plants don’t last forever, and I have to admit 15 years ago I did not know how to properly care for lavender. If lavender plants are not trimmed correctly from year one, cutting later, into the ugly woody branches to get rid of them can kill the plant. Having learned too late, I let mine grow and grow and grow.

I won’t be looking for a replacement plant this weekend, but I’ll search the nurseries soon for something less troublesome. For now, I’m going to enjoy my time in the garden—before the triple digits.

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