Tagged "dirty girl gardening"


Nutmeg

I fell in love with Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) when I was in Belize, last November. On an off-day from researching jungle plants, I found a spice farm north of Punta Gorda. (I know, I know… on an “off-day” I sought out more plants… like a fucking dork.) After seeing a series of small green signs …
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A late Spring garden in the dead of Winter.

I spent the weekend mostly at the beach then writing then eating ollalieberry pie and finally pruning the roses in my garden. I saved the best for last, as I do every year. I make myself muck out the weeds, pull out any plants that need transplanting or ones that just need to be tossed …
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New Year’s Resolutions: in the garden.

Ahh, a new year. I was looking through some pictures I took of my garden back in May; the Cerinthe was off the hook! My Roses were going bananas! And I had about 7 different types of Violas and Pansies that completely carpeted the pathway around stepping stones. Gorgeous! I was lusting after this picture …
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Editing.

ed.it tr.v. ed·it·ed, ed·it·ing, ed·its To modify or adapt so as to make suitable or acceptable. For me, a part of the holidays is staying home and spending that much needed down time. I make a big pot of English tea in my Grandma’s old teapot, grab a few design magazines (LUXE, Victoria, Where Women …
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Let there be light?

Last year, around this time, I was traveling to Belize and excited to spend Christmas in a tropical place with my Matt. A year before that I was puttering around my garden after dark, mumbling incoherently, and in a full on war with the Christmas lights. You see I was single, living alone and wanting …
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