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Sunflower Print
Aug
20
2014
I just love sunflowers! This sunflower print is the result of my rainy day & stuck inside in August artwork. #2013 Sunflower Giclee print for sale. ...read more
Hey, That Squash Is Not What I Planted!
Aug
19
2014
I bought a packet of acorn squash seeds from the reputable seed vendor who specializes in heirloom seeds. Although I did end up with a few acorn squash plants, I also ended up with a lot of what appear to be sweet dumpling squash, a pumpkin of some sort, ...read more
Attract Pollinators to Your Veggie Garden
Aug
13
2014
I've always wanted to plant a row of flowers in my vegetable garden, but I've never really gotten around to it ... until this year. Although I started the flower row a bit later than I would have liked, I (finally!) planted a row of flowers in my veggie . ...read more
I Found W.C. Fields in My Garden
Aug
09
2014
It always cracks me up to find vegetables that look like something other than, well, vegetables. If you look around online enough, you'll find all sorts of things that vegetables are shaped like...but, I think I'm the only gardener with a tomato that look ...read more
More Bluebirds!
Aug
08
2014
This has been a very good year for our bluebirds. Our third set of babies from just one of the boxes hatched last week and are growing quickly. All of the clutches we've had this year in our boxes have hatched, grown, and successfully fledged, so I guess. ...read more
Growing Luffa in My Virginia Garden
Aug
06
2014
For the first time this year, I'm growing gourds. Lots of gourds. I've planted birdhouse gourds, dipper gourds, giant african bottle gourds, decorative gourds, and luffa. My luffas are doing great so far and have proven to be easy to grow. ...read more
Tobasco, Schmasco - Brewing My Own Hot Sauce!
Aug
05
2014
I have an onslaught of peppers from my garden, so I thought I'd use some of the hot peppers now to try my hand at making some Louisiana style hot sauce. This type of hot sauce is fermented in a salt brine... ...read more