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Gardening: What IS the Gardener’s Reward?

My Dad was a vegetable gardener. My Mom was an herb gardener. And Me? I am a little-bit-of-everything gardener. Relatives on both sides of my family were (and are) farmers, so you could say that in my urban-suburban yard that I … Continue reading

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Plant Yourself Where You Want to Bloom or Bloom Where You’re Planted ?

Every morning I unlock the back door and step out onto my small back porch, walk down four steps onto a cobbled sidewalk and into my backyard garden. I planned and planted the majority of the garden while my Dad was still alive. I talked to him about my … Continue reading

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Garden Marauders: Persistent!

Do you have time to read one more tale about my garden invaders? Can I heave ho some more grouchy words your way? Remember the kinda cute little brownish gray bunny? She’s a jumper, according to my husband Mike. Yup. Mike, … Continue reading

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Spring Garden: Marauders!

This morning as I patrolled the perimeter of my early Spring garden I noticed a breach in the fencing — the ingenious hardware cloth/pottery-shard fence — that I erected to protect my tender veggie starts and seeds from the cute … Continue reading

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Time or Money

Do You Have One or Both? My friend Pat and I have known each other for years; we met as Master Gardeners in training (she’s one of my Magnificent 7 friends). We try to spend a fair amount of time … Continue reading

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New Jersey Is Home

Just Like I Remembered It We’re baaackkk!  Jamaica is but a memory now, although some of our family members have lingering illnesses and credit card theft issues to deal with since returning. We returned to the news, not completely unexpected, … Continue reading

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Who Needs to “Work Out?”

Gardening Is a Sport in My World I am an avid gardener. I don’t do grass though. Oh no. My husband Mike is the Lawn Ranger. I leave the mowing and grass primping to him. I am in charge of … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven

A Tribute to Important Women I am a Master Gardener. It took 9 months of classes, mostly once a week for 4 hours, plus field trips and studying for midterm and final, plus a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer … Continue reading

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