Category Archives: Wallowing in death

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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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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Weeeee are not amused: does neglecting royal roses = vandalism?

Apparently HRH The Prince of Wales’ divine powers do not extend to granting eternal beauty to royal roses. Witness the demise of this once-prestigious rose garden in Dundee, Scotland, which contained “Peacekeeper Roses” planted by (pretty sure that’s a very … 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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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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Tater surprise

I have been a TERRIBLE blogger* lately. And an equally appalling gardener. OK, now that’s out of the way. Here come the excuses… First, the FREAK Halloween snow… the cold… the power outage (less than 24 hours for us, admittedly). … Continue reading

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