Category Archives: gardening

New Arrivals, October 2014 #3

New Arrivals: I had a birthday, so naturally some new things came my way. From good friend Dave Lewis comes a DVD and a comic strip collection: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has all 39 episodes of the 1954 television series, starring … Continue reading

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In a crack between the flagstones, this little Viola has found a home.

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New Arrivals, Current Reading December 23 – 29, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: This is the Christmas edition of NACR, so it’s no surprise that these are gifts from and to Barbara and me. I have a habit of buying things months ahead and asking Barbara to put them away for Christmas, … Continue reading

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Dahlias – ours and theirs

Being gardeners, we’re usually willing to try anything that we find attractive and think will do well in our climate, provided we can find space in our garden. After reading and hearing so many people praise Dahlias, in spring we … Continue reading

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Happy May Day!

Though late April was nice here the last couple of days were cold and wet. Plus we discovered a broken valve in our irrigation system that’s apparently been leaking for a couple of weeks before the water made itself apparent … Continue reading

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Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day, and this is a great day to get outside and add a tree, shrub or even some bedding plants to the environment. We got an early start with a trip to the nursery yesterday. Here’s our contribution … Continue reading

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