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2009 corner patch -aka- "my annual garden"

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 10:35AM by Nicolejyc 0 Comments -

This was the little patch of grass on the corner in front of my house between where the sidewalks cross. I tilled it and soon claimed it as my own. The village likes it!!!



2009 Sunflowers

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 10:26AM by Nicolejyc 0 Comments -

I ventured out to grow sunflowers for the first time in 2009. I planted them (from seed as my neighbors laughed) late spring and by mid-summer they'd grown over 8' tall. I eventually had to cut them down because the squirrels were making me nervous. Here are the before and after pics... ENJOY!!!


Mon, 01/10/2011 - 11:53AM by Nicolejyc 0 Comments -

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:55PM by Nicolejyc 0 Comments -


For the fashionable garden lovers...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:29PM by Nicolejyc 0 Comments -

The Annual Hampton Court Flower Show Is In Full Bloom

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Gardening tools and accessories for sale are displayed during the press preview day of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show...

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My 2011 gardening journey has begun!!!

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:28PM by Nicolejyc 0 Comments -

gustoPurple300_Photography_by_Christa_NeuLast year, I planted my very first vegetable garden too late in the season and was partially impressed. I planted carrots, peas, string beans, okra, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and herbs. What DID manage to grow was quite impressive. However, I was afraid to eat it because I wasn't sure if it was safe (me = beginner).

I have since learned that I live in zone 5 and that I planted an "organic garden". I'd love to do it again so I'm on top of it early this year. I've already found an awesome website - http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow.

I'll be sure to share any furture good ideas, advice, sources, etc. that I collect along my journey. Thanks for stopping by!!!