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pam brown
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Redirecting Your Eye
After having done all I can to restore some sense of privacy to our backyard, only to have the neighbors cut more trees out, opening our previously wooded and secluded view to more and more homes and locations once hidden, I feel like giving up. At this poi...

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Also spotted in the garden this fine, damp morning...
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Pokemon Go in the garden! Look who I found in my impatiens hanging basket! A Weedle! Have fun and catch 'em all!
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http://daftgarden.blogspot.com/2016/07/straw-bale-check-in.html

One of the surprise successes in the straw bales this summer are the green beans. As I think about it, it makes so much sense. Beans and other legumes fix nitrogen from the air into nodules on their roots...
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http://daftgarden.blogspot.com/2016/07/straw-bale-check-in.html

It's very important to keep the bales watered in this July heat. They can dry out quickly.
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Straw Bale Check-in
As I pick the first tomatoes from my straw bale plants I take a look around at my bales this year. Some vegetables have worked better than others. Fellow gardeners suggested root crops which I tried but had little success with. What have always done really ...

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All a Buzz
Prime time for bees Pollen collection at its best. If we were bees we'd barely have time to be on Facebook or Snapchat but we'd be getting a quick post out there.  "OMG! What a day at the garden!" "Even the little ones got in the act!"  "The coneflowers we ...

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http://daftgarden.blogspot.com/2016/07/water-responsibly.html

In the vegetable garden I water at the base of the plants early in the morning to avoid losing the water to evaporation.
Straw under the plants will keep in the moisture, prevent splash back, keep the soil from caking and deter weeds.
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