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Zebra Mallow
Sep
03
2014
A few years ago I planted some Zebra Mallow in our front yard. It was one of many perennials I ordered one summer soon after we bought this house. You see, our front yard is surrounded by a white picket fence and I envisioned turning the area into a quain ...read more
Cosmic Purple Carrots
Aug
26
2014
I love everything purple -- so, when I came across some 'Cosmic Purple Carrot' seeds earlier this year, I knew I had to plant them. They've been growing really great for me this summer and I'm just now starting to harvest them. ...read more
Red Velvet Ants
Aug
23
2014
I found what I think was a Red Velvet Ant on one of my gourds this morning. Interestingly enough, Red Velvet Ants aren't actually ants, but are wasps (geez, who is in charge of naming these things?). The males have transparent wings, but the females don't ...read more
Lemon Summer Squash
Aug
22
2014
Lemon Squash are easy to grow, more resistant to vine borers than other varieties, are incredibly cute and are prolific. Lemon Squash don't taste like lemons, they just look a bit like them. They are an heirloom variety of summer squash. ...read more
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