Tag Archives: Gardening

I believe

There will no spring 2019. Truly. Snow flurries up north tonight and mid 30’s here tomorrow night. Heck, we’re still having to turn the heat on periodically. There are no containers and hanging baskets full of annuals providing pops of … Continue reading

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The sun will come up eventually

The sun is shining. Start the band because this is worth celebrating. Plus, we have two days forecasted for this week without rain. Plants are still stunted from the rain, but they are showing signs of growth. My Christmas Fern is … Continue reading

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Rain+cold=More Rain and Snow

We’re averaging one day a week without rain. It’s so cold and rainy my perennials are barely breaking through, and the daffodils are still about 4″ tall. The only blooms I have are these lovely bloodroot – small, short lived, … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Can you believe it – Earth Day is 49 years old. It won’t be long before AARP starts sending their mailings. 🙂 I remember back in the early days, I felt compelled to do something green on that day and then … Continue reading

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April showers

April showers bring May flowers. Well, we can hope. 🙂 I was able to get two truck loads of sticks and leaves to the recycling center. I made a dent in the sticks but only a down payment on removing … Continue reading

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Spring chores

Do you have a chore list this time of year? I started mine yesterday. When I was a kid, I played Pick-up Sticks, and every time I’m out there doing this chore, I smile thinking about all those games. I … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Socastee, South Carolina, is about 11 miles northwest of Murrells Inlet where we are staying in an unincorporated part of Horry County. It is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, has a population of about 20,000, and is known as the … Continue reading

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