Archive for April, 2012

April Garden Humor

It’s that time again already? Here is a very timely joke to say good-bye to April! If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims. HAHAHAHA!

April 30, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Another reason why I was always wear garden gloves… And this isn’t even the worst of them. At least he doesn’t bite or sting!

April 22, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb This! Finally!

Finally, some of my perennial herbs are ready to harvest! Tonight’s dinner featured fresh chives and winter savory from the garden. The chives have some flower buds on them for the first time ever (I think they have to be a more mature plant to produce flowers). The flowers are edible, and have a lighter [...]

April 17, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Learning Experience

So this is the longest break between posts so far. Sorry, pretty busy the last week. I have been doing some gardening — cleaning up & weeding the flower beds, did some sprouting & transplanting (I took some pictures for a later post) — though not as much as I wanted to. Turns out, researching [...]

April 16, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Did you ever have a Chia pet? I did. Well, I had a Chia Tree. I thought it was stupid to grow something with green fur that wasn’t green in real life (I wasn’t the most imaginative of children). I remember having trouble keeping it completely full with water all the time, so while most [...]

April 10, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Happy Easter!

It’s almost the end of the day here in NJ, but wanted to say Happy Easter.  It was a really great day, weather and family wise. There were so many great flowers out today, I had to get something on here. I bought my mother and mother-in-law each an Easter Lily. They were so pretty! [...]

April 8, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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New Squash Seeds

Burpee came through and my new packet of squash seeds has arrived! I was a little disappointed that some seeds were broken, and it seemed a little harder this time to tell them apart. I do think I isolated at least 4 Greyzini seeds — or at least the squash variety that I have not [...]

April 6, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Squash Update

It’s been awhile since the transplant post, and I wanted to share an update on the squash. The Golden Squash plants are doing awesome! Seriously, like, really awesome. They even have little buds that are starting to flower. We are not sure if we should actually try to grow little squashes inside just yet, jury [...]

April 3, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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April Fools’! Ok, I know you saw that one coming. This was the mildest winter in NJ in a very long time, but you would have never guessed it would be from the last trickster holiday – Halloween 2011. NJ was hit with a horrendous snow storm the weekend before Halloween. I thought this was [...]

April 1, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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