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Garden Update

We finished our major garden project this weekend, which was our front yard gardens. Those were the nasty ones that we tore up and ripped everything out of, except a money Japanese Maple that the previous owners planted. 336 more words


Upside/Downside in the Garden This Week

I don’t need my new rain gauge to tell me we’ve had a lot of rain in St. Louis. The “tap” has been running since last Sunday, and this morning the rain gauge was filled to the brim, indicating we’ve had nearly six inches of rain. 411 more words



By singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer

Every night before I go to sleep
I say out loud
Three things that I’m grateful for,
All the significant, insignificant… 167 more words

More Flowers and a Bird - plus

My first Peony has opened and more should be open soon.

Our walks along the banks of the Red River have been a little disappointing so far.  228 more words


Astilbe sp.: False goat's beard

Astilbe   is a genus of 18 species of rhizomatous flowering plants, within the family Saxifragaceae, native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia… 74 more words


Plant Lust at a Garden Tour

Oh, the Passionflowers were gorgeous!  The vine worked its way along an open wire fence, where it made a beautiful privacy wall between neighbors.  It must live in a warm micro-climate, as passionflowers are marginal in this agricultural zone. 183 more words