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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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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...

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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...

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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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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day July 2015
'Black Beauty', a lily introduced in the 1950's according to Old House Gardens It's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, a meme started several years ago by Carol at May Dreams Garden . The 15th of every month is the day we gardeners share what's blooming in our gard...

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - Lovely May?
Starlet Lavender Star petunias (mostly) Goodness, the spring has been busy. And wet and cloudy. Now sticky, wet, and cloudy. As I write this, thunder is booming outside. Because of the above average rain and lack of sunshine, the plants have been a bit slow...

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Garden Travel - Why You Should Attend the Toronto Fling
Poppies at the Chicago Botanical Garden, Chicago Fling May 2009 You've heard of the annual Garden Bloggers Fling , yes? No? Well you will now! The Garden Bloggers Flings began a millennia ago. Oh wait, make that the spring of 2008 when 30 garden bloggers go...

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Of Daffodils and Hellebores
'Minor Monarque', Narcissus x italicus Goodness, I've gotten hooked on heirloom plants, and daffodils and hellebores can be some of the more confusing ones when it comes to correct nomenclature for these old beauties. But hey, it gives me something to work ...

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A Quick Look at My Winter Garden
Lent lily, Narcissus pseudonarcissus While most gardens in North America are sleeping, including most of my garden, there are a few harbingers of spring around here. These daffodils, identified by Scott Kunst of Old House Gardens as Lent lilies, are almost ...
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