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Rebecca Newcomb
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April Wildlife 2016
Spring is in the air, and with it comes new creatures to the garden.  Here are a few of my favorites in the garden this month: Wrens A couple months ago, mommy and daddy wren built a beautiful home together in the protected environment of my courtyard and i...

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In a Vase on Monday: By Any Other Name
It has been six months since my last gardening post.  I've been doing plenty of gardening in that time, but just not documenting it. I don't want to forget about how my garden grows over the years, or all the wonderful things that come from it, so I figured...

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Monet's Giverny Garden: The Clos Normand Flower Garden
During our travels in France in September, we had the opportunity to see Monet's Giverny gardens. It was one of the highlights of the trip for me.  There are two main gardens at Giverny - the Japanese Water Garden , and the Clos Normand Flower Garden.  I pr...

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Monet's Giverny Garden: The Japanese Water Garden
It has been several months since my last post.  A big reason for that was because I was away, traveling around France for a couple of weeks in September.  Once I returned home, and the weather finally started getting cooler in Texas, I was busy tidying up t...

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In a Vase: Bits of Bougainvillea
I haven't had too many blossoming flowers during our scorching 100+ degree F days in Central Texas to be able to clip for pretty summertime bouquets.  However, one heat-loving plant did start to put on a hot and showy summertime display - my bougainvillea. ...

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Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - Summer 2015
I was slacking the last couple of months on posting blooms for Carol's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens (even though I was diligent about taking pictures), and since I have minimal August blooms, I figured I play a bit of catch-up with ...

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Crock Pot Freezer Spaghetti Sauce
If your garden tomatoes have been as bountiful as mine have this year, you have tomatoes coming out the wazoo and can't find enough recipes to use them all up!  Thankfully, I found this easy-peezy crock-pot tomato sauce recipe .  I don't have the patients, ...

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July 2015 Harvests
Production in the veggie garden started to slow in July as we started hitting the upper 90's and into the 100's.  That didn't stop the garden from producing over 25 pounds of food in July - plenty more than my household could consume, so again, I had ample ...

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Wildlife Wednesday - August 2015
It's too darn hot.  The Ella Fitzgerald song frequents my mind every time I step outside right now.  We have had consistent weeks of 100+ degree F days, with many more weeks of similar weather ahead.  It is the time of year that I spend the least amount of ...

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End of Month View - July 2015
It has been several months since I last had an End of the Month View of my garden.  I haven't had much time for gardening in general recently, and even less time to do any type of blogging.  Besides not having time, I haven't been inclined to spend much tim...
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