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Mealybug Invasion- Sad Outcome

Sorry, it has been so long since I have posted anything. As others have complained., this pandemic situation is getting me down. I have to self-quarantine due to pre-existing risks, and I am getting a bit down. I am going to try and get out of myself and become more involved now. As you know,

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Strapping Arborvitae- Garden Part Two

Hi all. Today I want to share the back garden reno with the arborist’s visit. I called an arborist to look at the line of trees down the side of the house. I needed someone to address the break in the third arborvitae from the back. Remember, the one with the squirrel next and damage???

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Garden Restoration. Mistakes Rectified

About a month ago, I told you about my return to Ohio from Ireland and the weed-infested gardens I found upon my arrival. I also explained that I had recent health issues that did not allow me to perform as usual in the spring garden. I also came back to a patio that was a

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Confessions of a Genealogy Enthusiast- My COVID Habit.

If you are home bored and looking for an all-consuming hobby, I just might have the plan for you.-Genealogy. Now with the use of DNA testing and interest in family searches, the Ancestry.com and 23and me.com sites can get you hooked into research. I developed a really deep all-consuming love for my family research over

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Arborvitae in the Garden

I live in a small cluster of condos which are on a hill overlooking a golf course. I do not play golf, but we chose this site to give us the advantages of less home maintenance, a godsend if you travel for extended periods. Also, having the house back onto a golf course and not

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First Trip to the Garden Shop

Well, today I ventured out to one of the local garden shops. I have been going there for years. However, I always went a lot sooner: a week or so before Mother’s day, so today was late., very late. Weeks past Mother’s day. Even past Memorial Day and sadly the stock was very depleted. As

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Help Clean my Cephalon Pan

I have a plethora of pots and pans I have tried over the years. When I outgrow, usually find them too big, I pass them on to my kids. Even so, I still have a bunch. One of my favorites has always been Cephalon pans. I have a mix of ceramic, cast iron, ceramic coated

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Replacement Windows

Today I am moving furniture in the back sunroom. We had a screen porch on the back deck converted into a three-season room: solarium, whatever, about three years ago. My son and John did most of the internal work, but we required a contractor to jack up the room to level, and concrete in the

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A Simple Wood Box Named Rose

I went downstairs the other day to get something from the back workroom , and walked past the shelving set full of handmade wood boxes. Just seeing all that beautiful and hard work just sitting there, I decided it was time to get back in the shop groove. The shop closed down after Christmas last

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Decor Time For a Spring Quilt

Monday, I bagged up my white Winter down cover and put my Spring cream and gold quilt on the bed. It is a heavier weighted quilt that usually handles Spring weather with just enough weight to keep me warm in Ohio evening temperatures in the 50s and low 60’s. I also add a light blanket

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My Best Garden Tools for Weeding

I am supposed to be outside weeding the next section of my back garden today, but it is raining, so I thought I’d talk to you about some of the tools I use in the garden to weed. I am very short in stature, only 5ft 2in, and I cannot handle the long-handled tools efficiently

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Garden Weeds

Garden Weeds Source Near Me Well, today, I decided to take another hour and go out to work in the back gardens. Yesterday I got the lawn furniture uncovered and the covers stored, and I took down the Sweet Autumn clematis that had overgrown the south side of the garden by the wall. I actually

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