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The Taste and Scent of Summer

This weekend was AWESOME!  I got to enjoy one of my favorite late spring/early summer activities with one of my favorite persons – Hub’s Oma. Nothing holds the taste and scent of summer more intensely as strawberries and no berry … Continue reading

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The Wonder that Seven Days Wrought

The rain started at about 9 am Sunday morning and never stopped.  As a gardner(-in-training), I was overjoyed; until I ran out of watering cans, buckets, and unused decorative plant pots to store water in, lol.  That was when I strongly … Continue reading

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April Showers bring May Flowers

The last time you got to see the garden was in March.  A lot of prep was completed – repositioning the highbed and the herb garden, updating the ‘Stachelbeeren’ (gooseberries) and ‘Sternjasmin’ (Star Jasmine)  homes and placing them in a better spot, repotting last year’s … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of August – Garden Update

August has been a pretty emotional month in the garden.  First, there was lots of hot, sunny days; then, unexpectedly, the temperatures dove and to accompany the shock, the rains came and stayed for about 5 or so days.  When … Continue reading

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Bolting spinach, Slug pubs, and Ripening tomatoes

Remember when I mentioned how it went from a wonderful spring directly into summer in only two weeks?  Well my spinach certainly does and they do not approve!  Turns out, spinach is not a fan of heat and will ‘bolt’ … Continue reading

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They’re Still Alive (garden update)

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had periods of intense sun & heat, followed by days of rain – not ideal for young plants and, honestly to say, a young gardener.  Keeping up with the plants needs requires consistent … Continue reading

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Unglaublich (German for unbelievable)!

My garden continues to teach and amaze me.  Given that its been 1°C /34°F at night and barely getting up to 12°C/54°F in the day with limited sun, hubby and I had given up on them. Well, despite losing leaves … Continue reading

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Current state (September 2011)

I’m a little worried about my garden today; things are not looking as prosperous.  Recently, the temperatures have dropped drastically; seems fall is upon us.  My sweet peppers have not budded since they gave up their fruit and the leaves … Continue reading

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First tomato harvest (August 2011)

I was very excited about my first tomato harvest.  It seemed to take forever for the flowers to bud and the buds to grow and ripen but here they are!  They were extremely sweet which strengthened my belief in the … Continue reading

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