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Happy SUMMER! I hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather out there! Phoenix is hot already, but hey, we knew it was coming. Besides, we had such a mild and gorgeous winter, I’m not even about to complain. Well, at least not to you!  I’ll save my whining for Joe. HA! Since the heat set […]

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How’s it going? So, I know I’ve bragged about our garden this year (see here and here) and I’m seriously just so freaking impressed with it that I’m not even about to take all the credit! No kidding, I was just telling Joe that I think the eclipse earlier this year, and the blood moon and mother […]

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So, I’m pretty proud of my garden right now! It’s the best it’s ever been and I’m feeling all smart and stuff.  Like, I might actually have the hang of this whole growing food to eat business.  Heck, I even have a mystery plant growing out of my compost pile, and that’s like, boss, right? Because […]

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Hey there! How’s it going? I’m getting ready for my upcoming trips and really looking forward to some much needed time away. In the meantime, here is what our garden is doing right now: Out of the four tomato transplants I planted last month (check out February’s garden here), I’ve only got three left.  Something […]

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When we checked in on the garden last, I promised I’d give you some tips on taking care of roses.  I recently attempted pruning back my rose bushes and I gotta tell you, it’s not relly much fun. After getting all clawed up from the thorns and almost throwing in the pruners, a friendly neighbor […]

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Happy Valentines Day!  Sorry, I don’t have a lovey-dovey mushy-gushy post for today.  I’m showing a little love for our garden instead.  I feel slightly guilty telling you all about the gardening and warm weather we have going on when half of you are probably buried under snow or freezing your butts off, but it’s […]

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Hello! Not sure if you noticed or not, but it’s winter.  Yeah, I know, SURPRISE! I have some local friends who are rocking the Phoenix winter garden, but I am so totally not.  We had a freeze last month that I was not prepared for, and well… let’s just say, my garden looks like death. […]

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It’s that time of month again, where we check in on the garden and see what’s popped up! I haven’t had much time for our little guys this last month, so whatever is happening is going on due to it’s own ambition.  I’ve managed to water once a week (or so) for the last month, […]

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I know we are lucky in Phoenix to have two growing seasons: Spring AND Autumn.  I started seed in September (for that post, click here).  We have babies of mesclun lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, squash, carrots, snap peas, pumpkin and some unidentified greens.  The basil and pepper plants hung in there all summer, and the eggplant […]

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Happy Sunday! And Football Season! And the promise of Autumn! I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Ours is ending very nice indeed.  I planned to get some pretty extensive yard work done today, but Mother Nature had other intentions and dropped a thunderstorm on me about halfway through.  Nothing like tilling and raking […]

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