Archive for the ‘Great Outdoors’ Category

Countdown to SPRING

Here on the east coast, we’ve been getting hammered by snow and polar vortexes this winter. I’m getting sick of seeing white (and gray) everywhere, and we are all definitely ready for sunshine and some warmth. 14 days till SPRING!! Not that I think we won’t still have snow on the ground by then… but [...]

March 5, 2014 · Sheryl · No Comments
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A little spring in my step…

Ok, ok, it’s been really way too long. Let’s get everyone up to speed, shall we? So last post I had was tracking Hurricane Sandy (well, I guess it was technically Halloween, but I’m pretty sure I actually wrote that one a few weeks ahead of time) and although we lucked out with no damage [...]

March 25, 2013 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Hurricane schmuricane…

This Hurricane Sandy business is no joke… Sitting here with the generator pumping and the internet hanging by a thread, my husband and I are sleeping in the dining room tonight because there is a giant evergreen that is looming in our backyard over our bedroom. It is a healthy tree, but after Hurricane Irene [...]

October 29, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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September Garden Humor

I know, I’ve been MIA lately. I have a few excuses, but none that can validate me completely losing touch for so long. I haven’t even been to the garden since my last post (THAT is the really bad part!). Here are TWO jokes to try to rectify the situation: Q.  Why did the Golden [...]

September 30, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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I just wanted to take a minute and say that I’m so excited for fall, and I’m hoping we have a good winter this year, too. Although I enjoyed the early start this year getting my garden on late Feb/early March, I didn’t know what it would cost me. The bugs this year were out [...]

August 29, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Busy as a bee…

OK, I’m so far behind on my herb of the week and lacking for posts in general, it’s just pathetic. Between the business trip to Germany, work, vacation to Vermont, (mini) vacation to Ocean City, NJ / Atlantic City, turning 30 (Holy crap! still not ready to accept it!) surrounded by my loved ones, cleaning [...]

August 21, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Happy 4th of July!

Can’t think of anything clever for today, so hope everyone has a great day! We are heading to a bbq, and bringing mojitos made with the mint I’ve been yapping about so much, here and here (and also Orange Mint, which I plan to feature soon). I hope they are delicious! Happy American Independence day!

July 4, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Dragon’s-Wort (Tarragon)

Ok, I was going to wait till Halloween season to use Tarragon (because seriously, it’s also called DRAGON’S-WORT!) but I realized I don’t have enough weekly herbs to make it that far into fall, and frankly, I’m a little disappointed in my tarragon overall, and I’m not sure it’s going to be around that much [...]

June 29, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Happy Longest Day!

I love spring. I do not love summer. In fact, some might say I despise it. It’s hot, and humid, and bugs tend to get a little ridiculous. I don’t get the summers off anymore, so what good are they? The seasons should just go from Spring to Fall. Therefore, I’m not celebrating summer itself [...]

June 20, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Curry Dwarf

You’ve heard me talk about my trip to the Merrifield Garden Center a few months ago with my friends Lee Ann and Alicia. Well, the curry dwarf plant was one of the reasons why I thought it was so awesome. I had never heard of this plant before, and we found it among the more common [...]

June 15, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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