Monthly Archives: March 2012

Still life with garden gloves

Still life with garden gloves

Still life with garden gloves.

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Isn’t it nice to have friends who share?

This weekend was all about planting things we’d gathered from our friends’ gardens. Last summer we told all of our gardener friends that we’d love to have some plants from their gardens if they were willing to share. So this … Continue reading

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This red bathroom says “whoa baby!”

Both bathrooms at Lydia Street were functional but boring. We decided they could use makeovers. We love using bold colors and the main bathroom just BEGGED for something dramatic. First we painted the walls dark, dark red (yes, it took many, many … Continue reading

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Steps to adding plants in your garden — without spending a dime

Our goal is spend less on the garden this year. Christe had developed  a good plan and foundation for the garden in the years she lived here before I moved in, a nice weeping cherry tree, phlox and ground cover … Continue reading

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We planted salad!

This weekend has been warm and sunny and although our to-do list was long we managed to find time to visit our favorite greenhouse to pick up some already-sprouted lettuces, spinach and herbs. Thienemans Herbs is an old-fashioned, family-owned operation … Continue reading

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Collections make me happy

One of the things we collect are anthropomorphic vegetable salt and pepper shakers. The faces make me laugh and they’re fun to look for as we comb through antique stores and junk shops. They’re displayed on a shelf in the … Continue reading

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Waiting for spring

We had tornadoes and snow in the same week. How does that even happen? Today was warm and almost sunny and I’m looking forward to real spring so I can work in the garden. In the meantime, let’s all look … Continue reading

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Blackberry jam

Blackberry jam

These jams were given to family and friends for holiday gifts.

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Bread and butter pickles

Bread and butter pickles

These were our first batch of bread and butter pickles.

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Garden bounty

Garden bounty

Garden bounty harvested last fall. Beets, tomatoes and peppers.

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