March 2012

Gardening Checklist

March 28, 2012

As I was thinking of how to figure out how to write down what I need to get done in the garden and write a blog post today, among other things that need to get sorted through, I was feeling stressed. Then, I suddenly remembered that I write a gardening blog and thought, “Hey! I […]

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Scrap Yarn for Nesting Birds

March 26, 2012

As I finish up knitting projects, I always set aside my scrap yarn for the birds. As we are in spring and the birds are perusing our bird houses the scrap yarn, draped over the hedges as below, provides them with some nesting materials in various colors in cottons and wools. It’s fun to head […]

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The Asparagus is Here!

March 23, 2012

I’ve been super busy in the garden in the last few weeks. Weeding, raking out the last of the leaves from beneath the hedges and brainstorming about what type of fence we need to install in order to help keep the Tomato safe when she plays outside. But, we have been enjoying our first garden […]

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Winter Knits

March 12, 2012

This winter was a fairly mild one for our area, but Tomato still did need some handknits to keep her cozy when she was outside. I made a second Baby Beanie  in Miss Babs Periwinkle.

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Philadelphia Flower Show: A Gardener’s Inspiration

March 9, 2012

This week is a big one for gardeners in the Philadelphia area. It heralds the celebration of the Philadelphia Flower Show. The Flower Show has been an annual event for ages, but it stays current in design and in its technological components, especially in the form of a smartphone app this year.  Tomato and I […]

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Celebrate National Agriculture Day

March 6, 2012

One of the most important things we can do as parents is to expose our children to a variety of foods for both their heath and education as world citizens. Talking about foods like corn and how it was an important crop for the Native American people and how it grows well with beans and […]

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National Agriculture Week

March 5, 2012

Welcome to National Agriculture Week folks! It’s definitely heating up to be time to plan your vegetable gardens, get seeds ordered and for the ambitious ones, get them started indoors. But, before you get to those stages of planning, be sure to check out the new USDA plant hardiness zone map. Some zones have changed. […]

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