Monthly Archives: April 2012

What’s blooming this week


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Oh hail!

We had a remarkable hail storm over the weekend. The rain, wind and hail lasted for about 20 minutes and damaged cars, roofs … and our garden. We were luck that we hadn’t planted the tomato seedlings yet, or else … Continue reading

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Derbytime in Louisville

The magazine Garden and Gun has a special feature on Louisville and the Kentucky Derby that you’ll all want to see. Yes, we have both. Garden. Gun. So I guess that makes us the perfect (heh) demographic for all things … Continue reading

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Oh my, how the hostas have grown!

Take a look at the hosta garden this week! I cannot believe how quickly they’ve spread. Our ultimate goal is for them to grow so thickly that you can’t see any dirt at all here. Almost there!

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Doesn’t everyone love art in their gardens?

We get frequent questions about the large celtic circle we have in our hosta garden. It’s about 3 feet in diameter and has a flat base that we’ve sunk/buried in the ground so that it looks like the circle is … Continue reading

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What’s in bloom this week?

Let’s take a look at what’s in bloom in the garden this week.

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Roses are in bloom everywhere

It’s the time of year when the Knockout Roses are wildly blooming all over town. These are those disease-resistant, can’t kill them if you tried kind of roses that are as common as dirt, but they are pretty, if I … Continue reading

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Why home is better than a hotel

I’ve been in Philadelphia this week for a conference for work. It’s a lovely city and one afternoon we had time to explore the center city and some of the historical sites. But there’s no place like home. Hotels can … Continue reading

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The bee man comes for a visit

We have a beekeeper who lives on our street. We don’t live in the suburbs. We don’t live in the concrete jungle either. We live in an older neighborhood with small houses and small yards and sidewalks and trees and … Continue reading

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Growth in the salad bar

Remember when we planted lettuce in our earth boxes a month ago? Everything is growing well and while it’s still WAY too early to start harvesting, I think we’re going to have some yummy salads this spring. Our only worry … Continue reading

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