Monthly Archive: June, 2014

Sexing Squash (no mood music required)

A common complaint I’ve heard among gardeners is that although their squash flowered, the blooms eventually fell off without setting any fruit. One of the reasons for this occurrence is that the blossoms… Continue reading

Magical(?) Mornings

To say that I am not a morning person is an understatement. I don’t like waking up any earlier than is absolutely necessary, pushing the snooze button on my alarm is an automatic… Continue reading

The Thistles Are Bustin’ Out!

  Lovely Violetta Artichokes planted in early spring are beginning to produce.  I purchased two plants; planted one in the ground and one in a large planter.  The one in the planter stayed… Continue reading

Reflective Gardening: More than a State of Mind

Reflective gardening – the literal, not the philosophical, kind – is the use of reflective material to enhance the sunlight and ramp up the photosynthesis in your plants. This method can be especially… Continue reading

I Hate My Dog: A Gardener’s Confession

I hate my dog. There, I’ve said it. Ok, maybe hate is too strong of word, but then let me just say that I am really, really, more than momentarily p***d off at… Continue reading

June’s DWV

This Month’s Word is: grow  grō/ verb. To (a) increase in size by a natural process; (b) expand; gain; (c) develop and reach maturity; (d) thrive; (e) become attached by or as if… Continue reading

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