Garden Notes

We went on a camping trip at the end of May and weeds TOOK OVER while we were gone. It took me a MONTH to catch up to the point where the garden looked respectable. Mostly quickgrass, crabgrass, purslane and the occasional dandelion. Fun fact about purslane– it can produce over 2,000,000 seeds per plant. […]

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Enjoy Tulip Time in Pella

If you’re Iowa local-ish, I urge you to plan a trip to Pella for their annual tulip time so you can see these… and “Dutch costumes and demonstrations, performances, a craft and vendor fair, quilt and flower shows, and beautiful tulip gardens! All of these activities are set in picturesque Pella, Iowa, a charming Dutch […]

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

Someone tell me how it’s already the end of May? 2019 is going by in a flash. B and I have had fun with our seed experiments. We planted tomatoes, bell peppers, long peppers and broccoli earlier this spring. One broccoli seed & one tomato seed sprouted– and that’s all they did. I thought we’d […]

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