Monthly Archives: May 2013

Oh Deer Fence!

Is this where I put the joke about the best defense is a good deer fence?  Yeah, I didn’t think so.  Deer can be a big problem for gardeners–you open the shades and your plants are cropped to the ground, … Continue reading

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Stealing Ideas: Garden Paths

I once had a teacher tell me “if you like something, steal it!” Her larcenous ideas were for when you see a dance movement you like, that you should copy it, but the same applies for gardening ideas. This weekend … Continue reading

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Gutters and gutter covers

I’ve been putting it off for long enough.  The gutters get pretty awful this time of year because the oak trees drop those string things.  They get pretty bad in the autumn too.  When I peeked my head over the … Continue reading

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About Spades

Someone asked me what makes an edging shovel an edging shovel–because aren’t they really all the same thing?  Not exactly.  You can use them interchangeably but you won’t get great results and you will probably work quite hard if you … Continue reading

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Edginess

It’s been so hard to get anything done lately but finally I achieved real progress today.  I did paint touch-ups around the house and when telling Charlotte about it I realized I used red, blue, yellow and white.  Gee, I … Continue reading

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