Category Archives: Keep hope alive

Destiny’s kale

Meet the Beyonce of kale! I was wondering a month ago who was alive under all that snow… what gruesome green creature might emerge. And here we have it: Destiny’s kale. She’s a survivor! She’s not goin’ give up! I … Continue reading

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Winter, let loose your icy grip!

Happy Easter, shugs! I just found it funny that the snow in my yard has now melted almost everywhere EXCEPT the garden. The snow is like… you want in here? Too bad! I can’t wait to see if my “late-season” … Continue reading

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It ain’t over til’ everything’s dead!

So, remember those seeds trays I was fussing with a few weeks ago? Well… some of them actually turned into plants, so I threw them into the big, poison-free garden patch. Kale, cabbage, carrots, beans, cucumber, onion, peas, beets, swiss … Continue reading

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Water. Duh.

Remember that Hosta I was agonizing over a few weeks ago? The one suffering a slow death in the parking lot of my son’s preschool (in a church, no less) because no one would plant or water it? To refresh … Continue reading

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Poison patch: the sequel

In two years, our massive backyard garden patch, once bursting with the kind of insidious hemlock that killed Socrates, has gone from this: To this: To this: No chemicals. No rentals of industrial farm equipment. Just black plastic + the … Continue reading

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Cray cray for Croton!

Croton. It sounds like something off Star Trek, right? Crotons should have pointy ears and wear tunics, I’m pretty sure. Or have very dark, straight bangs. Or be prone to angry outbursts. But no. Croton is a plant — a … Continue reading

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Hibernation consternation inspiration celebration

Yeah, I’m a little rusty at this now. It goes without saying — but hey, that never stops me — that it’s been awhile. Like since New Year’s Day, on which I aspired to a motivation I apparently did not … Continue reading

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