Category Archives: Spring

In Gardening and in Life: Don’t Listen to the Poseurs

I’ve been a Master Gardener (MG) for almost a decade and had years of hands-on gardening experience at my Dad’s knee prior to the 9 months of MG training classes and my 100+ hours of required volunteer service hours. I know what … 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 Gardening: Woman versus Bunny

After more than 20 hours of annual spring garden bed cleanup … and I’m not finished yet … I decided to reward myself and officially plant my spring vegetable garden. Yesterday afternoon I tucked in seeds and young plants, hoping to get … Continue reading

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Spring = Hope

When I am sad. When my spirit is drooping. I look for beauty. To replenish my soul. This post is dedicated to those who lost their lives, limbs and innocence at the Boston Marathon on Monday.  

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Sunday in My Garden: Spring Has Sprung!

Today it’s pretty chilly here in Northern New Jersey, but my husband Mike was outside edging away. Do you edge? You know, take a spade and dig a sharply delineated line between your lawn and your garden beds. Like this: … Continue reading

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Dirty Knees and a Happy Heart Derailed By Freezing Temps!

Last week the sun was shining and I wandered around my gardens looking for signs of Spring, of life. It’s an annual ritual: A gardener looking for her garden. The good news? All my old friends are beginning to stir! … Continue reading

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SpringFest 2012 at the Sussex County, N.J. Fairgrounds

This weekend was SpringFest, held at the Sussex County, NJ Fairgrounds. Garden designers, landscapers, garden centers and vendors from around New Jersey come together to create sample gardens, talk up their businesses and ideas, sell garden accessories and plants, and … Continue reading

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Chuck the To Do List and Start a Spring Garden Cleanup

This morning I went to my beloved dentist Dr. K for a checkup. I was fully prepared to be hooked, poked and generally put through my pain paces for a good 30 minutes as he scraped, buffed and polished me … Continue reading

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Spring in Northern New Jersey: It’s Coming!

Today the weather is mild here in Northern New Jersey so I took my Nikon D90 out into the yard to see if I could find signs of spring approaching. And, thankfully, the answer is “yes, I did.” It’s been … Continue reading

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