Archive for the ‘Gardening’ Category

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Raised Beds

March 18, 2012

Since taking out the pool we now have a great space for building a bigger garden. Now for deciding what materials to build new raised beds out of. We did wood ones before that we painted white but these are pretty.

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Summer Yard Pictures

August 11, 2011

The summer is in full force and boy is it pretty.

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Oh How the Garden Grows

July 25, 2010

It’s a beautiful time of the year in the garden. Many plants are blooming and there are butterflies galore. Here are some pictures that I took in our garden today.

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Our Front Porch Needed a Little Something

July 24, 2010

After a couple weeks of searching for the perfect planter for our front porch I stumbled upon this gem, snatched it up, added some plants and now it greets our visitors. We love it.


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Sweet Sedums

July 20, 2010

Sedums are one of the easiest plants to grow. After growing a couple of Autumn Sedums, I decided to plant a couple of new (well, new to me anyway) sedums in a sandy planting bed by our fire pit. Here are some of the sedums in our yard.

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Decisions, Decisions

July 18, 2010

Okay so we finally got around to clearing this bed of weeds, pine needles and leaves. Now what??? There’s a pine tree on the right and an oak tree on the left. Given the pine tree, I’m thinking acid loving plants would be best. Maybe azaleas.

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Thinking About How to Deal with a Slope

July 3, 2010

We have a couple of sloped hills on our land and lately we have been talking about doing something creative on those hills. Here are some cool things I found while looking for ideas.