Monthly Archives: June 2012

Do you see it?

Let me help you…. THE AILANTHUS WEBWORM

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Ribes Review

Gooseberries and currants…What an excellent addition to our eatscape! INVICTA GOOSEBERRIES Ribes is a genus native to the Northern Hemisphere and includes the flowering shrubs of gooseberry and currant. There are some restrictions in some states regarding the planting of … Continue reading

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Dancing with the bees

This is what we did on Saturday: …resulting in nearly 20 pounds of honey! We have three hives and it’s time for an update. The honey is from the hive that came from a package which we bought from Jim … Continue reading

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Behold, a baby bug.

Praying Mantis on our back porch

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a gateway berry

Picking some of these red beauties for breakfast on a hot summer day…good morning! Inspired? I hope so! Growing raspberries is not rocket science. If you want them, grow them! Here’s what I did. I found an area that gets … Continue reading

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Ahhhh! This garden is just right!

This morning, I was nosing around outside as I often do. I was wondering if the gardens were too heavy with herbs and insectary and nectary plants, if there were too many gooseberries and alpine strawberries, if there was too … Continue reading

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Dried up and Smelly

Outside, I’m surrounded with the dreamy scent of alpine strawberries and butterfly bush blossoms. A step inside brings a hit of cucumber and dill and chamomile. It’s nearly summertime! I decided to dehydrate a bunch of German chamomile flowers yesterday. … Continue reading

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Picture Day

RED ONE BLACK ONE SPECKLED ONE WHITE ONE UPDATE:  Name change under consideration: “Black One” to “Stella Loo-oo-oo-oo…” Thank you, Kayla!

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Trellising

Visions of tall, lush plants full of ripe, voluptuous fruit requiring capable and considerate support can be an irresistable lure to the creative act of building trellises. Yet, admittedly, I have gotten behind and the job becomes a little more … Continue reading

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Deep Roots Video

Michelle completed her documentary video for Meei-Ling’s “Deep Roots” outdoor exhibition!   You can find back stories for “Deep Roots” here and here.

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