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Say Hello to My Little Friends πŸ… Garden

I know some people are barely into spring yet but with Memorial Day a week from today (!!!) and our possible first 100 degree day of 2013 this week it really is summer for us. We Β had a monkey-crazy weekend … Continue reading

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Time for Change πŸ… Garden

I hope you all had a beautiful Mother’s Day! As I remarked on Facebook, we’re not all mothers but we’ve all got at least one. I had an absolutely FANTASTIC Mother’s Day, but more on that tomorrow. Last week we … Continue reading

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The Garden of Unintended Consequences πŸ… Garden

Plenty of surprises in my garden this week. For one, I did not plant beans this year. However, I am apparently growing beans. And growing a lot of them – this is only one of about five bean plants that … Continue reading

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First Tomatoes πŸ… Garden

We’ve had some super-busy stuff going on here at the Rancho. While I was otherwise occupied, our first tomatoes started to come in. Summer really must be just around the corner!

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Garden πŸ… As The Lettuce Bolts

I was a neglectful gardener last week. I knew my lettuce was getting near perfect but I was too busy to get out there, and it started to bolt: The spinach is getting pretty woolly too. I harvested some of … Continue reading

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Garden πŸ… Staking Tomatoes

The wildflowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the palo verdes are in full bloom leaving endless sneezing in their wake – spring has sprung. My garden is bustling along, too. Doesn’t this head of lettuce look like Mr. … Continue reading

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Garden πŸ… What’s This?

For the past few weeks we’ve been in that funny Arizona time when it’s 80+ degrees but there are no leaves on the trees. This past week we’re starting to see major buds. Fruit trees are blossoming and smell amazing. … Continue reading

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Garden πŸ… Surprise!

Things are humming along in the garden. We are at that goofy time of Arizona spring where it’s 80 degrees and yet most of the trees still have no leaves. The wildflowers are starting to bloom. So many people think … Continue reading

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πŸ…GardenπŸ… Planting

I got the garden planted this weekend. My kids had Friday off, so we went out to breakfast and then off to the nursery. The only other people there were senior citizens, and one older gentleman in particular was hounding … Continue reading

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πŸ…GardenπŸ… The 2013 Victory Garden – Prep Time

Like many of you, I have been bit by the gardening bug. The idea of cultivating my own fruits and veggies (and maybe cultivating a little more interest in fruits and veggies, in particular, among the little people) sucked me … Continue reading

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