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Jean McWeeney
Retired from the tech world, reveling in the gardening world.
Retired from the tech world, reveling in the gardening world.
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What Is It About Austin Gardens?
Portal to one of Jenny Stocker's garden areas The Austin Garden Bloggers Fling 2018 has flung. And what a time it was. I had such mixed emotions on this Fling. Austin is my former home and where I left my heart. I loved trying to see it through a first-time...
What Is It About Austin Gardens?
What Is It About Austin Gardens?
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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for January
Muscari armeniacum 'Alida'  On this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day there is zip, nada, not a thing blooming outdoors in my garden. That's fairly unusual for this southern garden but we've had some pretty severe freezes in the first part of January. And we're on ...
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A Big Experiment in My Garden
Willow oak ( Quercus phellos ) in early December This year I've tried to lighten up my gardening load. The years just keep on coming but the body can't do what it used to, know what I mean? So, among other things, I have been rethinking my goals around the ...
A Big Experiment in My Garden
A Big Experiment in My Garden
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What's Happened to My Garden?
Hibiscus paramutablis  If it's small consolation, I hope I'm not the only one who has had a lackluster year in their garden. I'm starting to realize that the unpredictability of climate change is making it darn hard to figure out what to plant where. Our we...
What's Happened to My Garden?
What's Happened to My Garden?
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Flinging in D.C.
Part of the Enid A. Haupt garden at the Smithsonian In late June I once again had the pleasure of attending another Garden Bloggers Fling, this time in the Washington DC area. Wow, we saw a lot of extraordinary gardens, both public and private. This time ar...
Flinging in D.C.
Flinging in D.C.
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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day March 2017
'Climbing Pinkie' rose It's time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and spring is nigh! (Actually, I'm a day late for it but so it goes.) Fortunately down here in north Louisiana we're not dealing with the incredible snowpocalypse that the Midwest and Northeast ...
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2016 Monthly Garden Wrap-up
Black-capped Chickadee checking out the bird box Whew, what a year it's been! I know it's been tough at times for a lot of people, myself included, but as I look back on this year in my garden, it's saying to me, "Spend more time here." So I plan to do just...
2016 Monthly Garden Wrap-up
2016 Monthly Garden Wrap-up
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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for February
Crown Azure pansy It's usually a tough Garden Bloggers Bloom Day month for most garden bloggers in the northern hemisphere. But that doesn't stop us from showing off what few blooms we have! Lent lilies with summer snowflakes and narcissus in the background...
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Hanging on till Spring
'Crown Azure' pansies and 'Clear Crystal White' alyssum It's that REALLY slow time of the year. That time when you know there's more winter ahead yet you're itching to get your hands in the soil. That time when the plants are just sitting there biding their...
Hanging on till Spring
Hanging on till Spring
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2015 - A Year of Changes in My Garden
The start of the changes - a gravel and flagstone walkway from the square beds to the pergola and a flagstone walk from the walkway to the side gate Well, it's been an interesting 2015 on all fronts. But I'll try to limit this post to observations about my ...
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