2015 Review and The Big 2016 Adventure

In comparison to other years, 2015 was a pretty big fail for this blog. Despite being partially a stay-at-home-housewife and then only working part time, I managed only to eek out a mere 6 posts for the entire year. I refuse to even count the two blog posts that appeared in December as they were […]

Of Snakes, Presidents, and Roses

Acquisition of “The” Rose Back in the day when I was a practicing archaeologist I worked for a summer at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. It was my first real archaeology job and my parents were proud. Very proud. Poplar Forest was TJ’s private home. After his presidency ended he split his time between Monticello and […]

Porch Planters – Version 3.0

Two years ago I bought a couple of gorgeous self-watering planters from Gardeners Supply.  I ran right out and bought gorgeous plants to go in them.  They were magnificent.  Last year, I tried to go all “version 2.0” and had delusions of grandeur.  Sadly, the plantings fell flat.  Nothing worked out and for a reason […]

Tomato Taste-test Fail

I wouldn’t say that the tomatoes from my 2011 gardening experiment were a great success, and yet they weren’t a failure either. The tiny container Bitonto Cherry was prolific and delicious. My Matt’s Wild Cherry got off to a rough start, but in the end it practically took over the tomato trench. I learned that […]

E-Scape in Early Summer

Some time around early June my garlic sent up these tall curly cues. Honestly, I didn’t know what to do with them and thought that maybe the would flower or something. A friend of mine told me that the garlic would do this but for some reason I was completely unprepared. He also said that […]

Why I’m in Need of a Turkey Baster for My Squash

Last year one of the worst failures of my garden were my squash plants. Epic fail is really more like it. No matter what methods I tried, I couldn’t make my squash grow if my life had depended on it (and thank goodness it didn’t). Summer squash, zucchini, winter squash… it was all the same. […]

2012 Plans for the Veggie Garden

Welcome to the 2012 edition in the collective blog series: Painting Our Black Thumbs Green. You can find other related posts in Veggies Squared. This blog meme is held in conjunction with Christina of The Table has Shoes and Other Ambiguities. Last year we both conducted fairly successful experiments in edible gardening… and this year […]

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