Category Archives: gardening

Succulent blooms

Aren’t these fun and unusual?

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A special day in the garden

Last week at preschool, we only ended up with three students, so we had snack and playtime in the garden at St. Paul’s. Jackson made the beautiful necklace that Mrs. Young is wearing and had given it to her that … Continue reading

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The first fruits

The first pomegranates on our “volunteer” tree. If grew, somehow, in our front planter (which doesn’t get water). At first it was a single branch with one, round fruit on it. My mom thought it was a Christmas ornament!

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Jacob and the Giant Beet

 Our neglected garden patch was hiding one monster beet:       He was planted last fall!      A lot can happen when you ignore a garden because of pregnancy nausea and then a broken ankle… Jacob and I have been working … Continue reading

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Artichoke flower

Letting the garden go meant that these artichokes flowered and can’t be eaten, but they are pretty as a centerpiece! Thanks to Linda for cutting them for me to enjoy.       

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Home grown

So I grew a monster cauliflower in the yard…which I was very proud of. Like most things I grow, I set it on the counter for a while to let any critters crawl out. Over the course of 24 hours, … Continue reading

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The firs gamato

We grew this! That’s how Jacob says “tomato.” He picked it, I took this picture, and then he ate it. 🙂

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Today’s harvest

These two plump, ripe strawberries.

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Metal-stamped plant markers from old silverware

I’ve been wanting to make these for a while, but boy were they difficult! My helpful assistants, Josh and Jacob, helped me flatten the spoons with a forklift! Then I took out my metal stamps and went to town. It … Continue reading

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Heart beet

Beets are good for your heart, and you can tell because they look like your heart. Freaky! This is the beet life cycle at my house: from germinating seed to plant, washed and trimmed, to pickled. Yum!

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