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About lgiletti

What's to say? I cook, I garden, I repair things. I get into trouble sometimes but I get myself out again.

Path, Finale!

I have been working very hard to complete the garden path and it is done!  I am very pleased with how it came out.  I am waiting for a good rainstorm to finish cleaning the rocks as there was a … Continue reading

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Strawberry season

Prices are coming down on strawberries so I’m buying up what I can so that I have stock to turn into jam.  I might have gotten too much.  This is me preparing part of 25 lbs of strawberries.  I washed, … Continue reading

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Path, Part 1?

I am tired.  Seriously tired, but for a good reason.  I am half way to a new path next to the driveway!  Once again I didn’t properly get a “before” photo.  These were taken when I had already started at … Continue reading

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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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