My Bird Feeder/ Fox Squirrel

Today I added some more sunflower bits to the bird feeder on the deck. Yesterday I got a bunch of birds- a lot more than in the past few weeks. Perhaps the cooler weather may have bought them out. There was a woodpecker, the usual finches- house, red, and yellow. A few chickadees and a

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My Projects To-Do List

Do any of you keep a to-do list? I keep a spiral notebook to jot down random thoughts on just about everything. I also use this book to jot down my home to-do lists. Today I wanted to share my latest lists for the house and the gardens. Unfortunately, I got very ill at the

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Propagating Rose- two failures at cuttings

Over the summer, I have been sharing my attempt to propagate a beautiful yellow rose growing beautifully in my friend Jean’s back garden. It is a lovely rose-floribunda with a bright yellow color and a fantastic scent. Jean purchased this rose sometime in the 1970s, and she doesn’t know the name. That means I can’t

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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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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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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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Birds in the Spring Garden. No Mess Bird Seed

Getting on with Getting On- Overcoming the Inertia of Quarantine The other day I posted a kind of depressing post about my reluctance to post on my website. My angst had a bit to do with the closure of my online stores. How am I ever going to sell the wood boxes, pebble art, and

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Spring Equinox -Time of Renewal and Covid- 19

What is an Equinox? Tonite at 11:49 ESt is the Spring Equinox. It will be the earliest occurrence in over a century. Commonly the equinox occurs on the 20th or 21st. What is an equinox? We have two a winter and spring, and they mark the exact date when the daytime equals the time we

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