Category Archives: Smells like… success

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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A little re-leaf… please!

Ba da bump. Uggghhhh… guess what I did this weekend? Yep. This is just one of about six mammoth piles of leaves I raked up and carted to the “compost” pile. (Compost is in quotes because I just throw a … Continue reading

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2012 MVP: Thunbergia!

As fall really does settle in and the threat of frost seems imminent, I just have to hand a trophy to this summer’s “proven winner,” as the garden marketers say: the lovely Thunbergia alta! (Also known as the Black-eyed Susan … 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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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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Petunias to mums: bring it!

As many of you know, I sustain a deep, primal hatred for mums. I know I have expressed myself fully on this fascinating topic, but I think it bears repeating, especially in light of the above photo. See, earlier this … Continue reading

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