Category Archives: Making do indoors

That’s why they call it window pain…

Yep, it really is over. I love how these once-hopeful plant markers now look like little headstones. Oh, New England. I love your beautiful winter grimness. Meant to post this a few weeks ago, when the first big snow hit … 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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Bringing out the dead

The New Year gave me the courage to finally face what’s going on in my indoor basement garden: a whole lotta death. (And to return to this sadly-neglected blog, a victim of getting too busy with other foolishness and the … Continue reading

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Good intentions = road to hell

Well, I’m up to my old tricks again. Plantkiller… yep. That’s still me. So… the above is one of my formerly beautiful sweet potato vines that I lovingly brought inside a few months ago. It was the prettiest of the … Continue reading

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Feelin’ farmy

Very busy in plant land this long weekend. Feeling very farmy/mad scientist.* Proud and relieved to say that my basement farm is finally in order… I feel ready for winter, mostly. (Except for all those unplanted tulip bulbs… sigh.) Prior … Continue reading

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Creating coleus, part I

Got out the gate on the winter Coleus farm this weekend… finally! My formerly flourishing friends have been living in the basement under lights since the Halloween snow and most are looking none-the better for the move indoors. Take for … Continue reading

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My begonia lab part I

So… I mentioned I got some begonia cuttings and leaves from Wanda “The Butcher” Mcnair, right? The octogenarian American Begonia Society queen and revered speaker at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Well, time for some details on my booty and a … Continue reading

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