Category Archives: Organic gardening

Our Pollinator Friendly Garden

This came in the mail yesterday: Our garden is certified! Here is the page from the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research regarding the program:  http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/public-outreach/cert This is an excerpt from that page: “Pollinators need our help.  Both native bees … Continue reading

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Eleven hills

I planted a three sisters garden the first year that I planted my front yard garden. It was enough of a success to make me want to do it again. I let two years go by until planting our next … Continue reading

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Update in photos

I’ve not had to do much with these wonderful gardens this year, thankfully. The rains and the sun and the insects and the fertile soil have been giving the plants what they need for the most part. I come and … Continue reading

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Bath and body works

Funny. The title of this post could, also, be “This is peak when it comes to my decorating for Christmas.” Alternately: “When do we get real Interior Design?” Or: “How do you spell “loo-fuh?” (It’s a trick. Google doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Radiant Radishes

I put out a plate of these when J’s son and daughter-in-law came over for dinner… “Oh, lovely! Gnarly, rooty things for dinner!” you, sarcastically, exclaim. Ha-ha! KA-POW! and YA-HOO! I thought I’d put the pretty slices out for a … Continue reading

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It’s peanuts to me.

I put in a trial plot of Tennessee Red Valencia peanuts this year at the La Mott Community Garden. The container: The peanuts: The seed peanuts were from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. The peanut is a legume and the plant … Continue reading

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Weird, cool, awesome, and sad, too!

Amazing things were discovered while garden exploring with my young observant neighbors!   Click on photos to enlarge the image. I believe this is Argiope trifasciata, the banded garden spider preparing a grasshopper for supper.

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yes! Jim and Sally!

Two of my greatest inspirations: Jim and Sally Hammerman from In My Backyard at Misty Hollow

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William Tell goes organic

The lighting is wrong but the shot is perfect! Here is a most wonderful person sporting a gorgeous organic apple that came from one of our two apple trees. J planted the trees some time before I came to live … Continue reading

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Amaranth harvest

I hung the amaranth to dry for seed harvest in our front porch “barn” on our front yard “farm.” Lots of seed on these beauties! ADDENDUM: One of the attitudinal principles in permaculture is “Mistakes are tools for learning.”  Oh, … Continue reading

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