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bonney knox
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Flower seeds
Not too long ago, my son bought a used book on which a recent movie was based.  In the book were a couple of bookmarks with paper butterflies that were embedded with wildflower seeds.   I'm not likely to read the book nor see the movie, but I did plant the ...

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Garden update
I've been doing a considerable amount of digging lately.  Here are some updates. the peas...     the potatoes...   peppers, elephant garlic, and 4 squash hills...     three tomatoes...   (Thanks to Caleb for stopping by the hardware store and buying the tom...

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Sprouts of potatoes and peas emerging
I have some potato and pea sprouts emerging.  I'm always thrilled to see the new growth.  The 'Adirondack Blue' potato sprouts emerged as a blackish purple color.  I noticed today they have greened up considerably, but this is what they looked like a couple...

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The Rocky Cross Band covers "Folsum Prison Blues"
The band Caleb plays with did "Folsum Prison Blues" which features Caleb on the guitar.  https://www.facebook.com/196854719079/videos/10154420841034080/ I remember listening to this song on Daddy's eight-track tape.  I'm sure it brought back memories for th...

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A gravel or a frog?
Sometimes when I see an out-of-place gravel in the yard, I wonder if the kids next door threw it over (or if a gravel caught the edge of a car tire and was tossed into the yard).  Today, I saw what at first looked like a gray gravel atop the stub of a dead ...

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A gravel or a frog?
Sometimes I see an out-of-place gravel in the yard and I wonder if the kids next door threw it over (or perhaps it just caught the edge of a car tire the right way to be tossed out of driveway).  Today I saw what at first looked like a gravel on the stub of...

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Asparagus with lunch
Yesterday, I noticed a stalk of asparagus coming up in my weedy asparagus bed.  I also saw a wild stalk that had self seeded near the camellia bush.  It was tall and rank.  I made a mental note to cut the stalk in the bed first thing this morning.  For lunc...

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Rite of spring--planting garden peas
Yesterday, I conducted my annual spring ritual of planting garden peas, English peas as some folks call them.  I probably expended more energy prepping the bed than I will get from eating the peas, but I didn't want to discontinue my spring ritual.  Besides...

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Bees in the blueberry blossoms
You may have heard that a popular breakfast cereal has removed their honeybee mascot from their cereal boxes to bring awareness to the declining population of honeybees.  One of the reasons cited for decline is loss of habitat.  I am thrilled to be providin...

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A potato bed
Potatoes are fairly cheap to buy at the grocery store, so I have to think twice about planting them.  One of my favorite bloggers saves her own seed potatoes .  My mother saves hers as well.  I don't really have a good place to store potatoes for seed, so w...
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