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It’s about that time of year when everything gets a little fried around here.  And I’m not just talking about the residents.  Phoenix in July is brutal with monsoon season making everything extra hot and sticky, and August doesn’t bring a whole lot of relief.  Here’s what’s happening around our garden right now. We had […]

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far! Mine has been… interesting. Work is unpredictable, people are cranky from the heat, and I’m ready to run away to a deserted island. But fear not, my friends! For the garden is totally reliable this time of year, and it keeps me in town if […]

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It’s been several months now since I started our spring garden, and we are finally ready for our first (small) harvest! While I wish things would grow a little faster, I’m pretty proud of how far some of our plants have come.  They were my babies for so long as I waited for the seedlings […]

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So I spent yesterday doing yard work, and I’m definitely paying for it today.  But I got a lot done, and I’m pretty proud of myself dang it! I cut back all the frost bitten plants in the yard, got the last of my seedlings in the garden and pots, cleaned and hosed down the […]

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It’s been a long week! I’ve got a pretty mellow weekend planned so I’m hoping to write a little more in the next few days than I have been. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some pictures of my seedlings and talk about what I’m planning for the garden in the next few weeks. […]

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Now that Phoenix has thawed from it’s impressive and unprecedented freeze, I am in MUCH better spirits! I am definitely a “valley girl” at heart! (shhh! don’t tell anyone I’m from Chicago! brrrr!) Since I can finally go outside without turning into a popsicle, I’m been going around the yard and checking out the damage. […]

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