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Andrea Garrett
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An urban gardener, a physical therapist with chronic pain, a nature lover living in the city, a mom with an empty nest. Read more on my garden blog, Andie's Way. A garden blog with tips for beginner gardeners, and food for thought. http://www.andiesway.blogspot.com/
An urban gardener, a physical therapist with chronic pain, a nature lover living in the city, a mom with an empty nest. Read more on my garden blog, Andie's Way. A garden blog with tips for beginner gardeners, and food for thought. http://www.andiesway.blogspot.com/

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The Vegetable Garden is off to a Good Start!
The hard work is done…and it was a particularly arduous spring in the garden. After producing several years of amazing harvests, the soil was worn out. Try as I did to amend it, my small compost heap could not keep up and the soil was basically sand. Last y...

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My Garden Today
My garden today is a place of pretty spring blossoms and hopes for a bountiful summer harvest. The garden has been a busy place. Now that the summer garden has been planted, I am hoping to find the time to get back into blogging. To my friend Kitty, thank y...

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Dewdrops on Pansies
There is something fascinating to me about dewdrops. They magically appear overnight like little acrobats, clinging in gravity-defying poses.  Some are perfect orbs.  Others are twinkling cabochon jewels. I encourage you to click on the photos to view them ...

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Bright and Cheerful Winter Window Boxes
This is not a subtle color palate, that's for sure. Bright and cheerful was the plan, and if this isn't cheerful, I don't know what is. Cyclamen are always the star of my winter window boxes, and everything else is planned around them. They bloom with a sol...

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From the Neglected Corner Grew a Garden
Neglected no more! This corner is finally getting the attention it deserves. From our den you look out across the deck and across the lawn to this corner.  Because we see it from inside the house and from the deck where we spend a great deal of time, you wo...

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My Favorite Varieties - 2015 Summer Garden
Romanesco zucchini Variety is the spice of life, right? With that in mind, I thought I would share with you my favorite varieties from our summer garden. I tried several new varieties this year and many of them were hits! Maybe you will find something new t...

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Raindrops on Papaya Leaves
We were blessed with a sweet summer rain earlier in the week. It was the perfect lift-me-up my garden and I needed after some terribly hot weeks. To say I relished the next morning is truly understating my joy. Refreshed and revitalized, the garden sparkled...

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Using an Electric Fence to Deter Opossums aka "This Restaurant is Closed."
This is not okay.  Somebody has been visiting in the night and digging throughout my garden, no doubt enjoying the plentiful supply of juicy grubs. This critter has left a tell-tail sign...and I do me tail.   Across the pathways there are drag marks, perhap...

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Prosperosa Eggplant Becomes Pasta alla Norma
Trying to find a new way to cook that eggplant you grew? This recipe is a winner! Pasta alla Norma is a classic dish featuring eggplant, Roma tomatoes and basil. It gets a kick from red pepper flakes and garlic. The recipe is below, but first let me introdu...

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Banana Melon
When I read about banana melons, I was excited to try a new variety especially since the description called it incredibly sweet with a tropical fruit scent. I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. The flavor of my banana melon was more delicate than a cant...
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