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Easy Flower Arranging

Took me way to many years to realize that the secret to arranging flowers when you have minimal skill is to get short vases and pick a bunch of leaves- Coleus, ferns, Japanese Forest Grass, Liriope and Coral Bell flowers.

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Fresh Figs

Ahh…figs just off the tree before the rain knocks them down on the deck… Besides fresh, anyone got a favorite recipe? Thinking a little blue cheese, maybe some walnuts and honey…

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Time for Fall Crops!

Time to think fall crops. Weather has finally cooled down a bit and we are thinking of lettuces and greens and beets and carrots (which always do better for me in the fall). Given the successful overwintering of broccoli last year, maybe even...

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How to Prune

Just did a couple of pruning lessons today and am reminded how helpful it is to have some basic info. about how to properly prune trees and shrubs. Here’s a link to a good overview...

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Serendipity

Oldest son- ‘Mom, we’re out of fruit.’ Mom- ‘Not sure when I can get to the store.’ Serendipitous moment-Walking outside with dog and noticing that the berries you hadn’t checked on in a few days are ripe and...

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