Category Archives: Gardening

Shopping for pumpkins in the rain

As you know I marginally resisted the arrival of Fall this year, but once I got back from my Disney vacation on October 1 I was ready for it. So about a week ago I made an executive decision Friday … Continue reading

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Repurposed storage bench: an outdoor planter

This past June when West Des Moines had their annual clean-up week, Greg and I went out driving around looking for good junk on the curb. One of the items we found was an awesome wooden outdoor bench. It was … Continue reading

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My crazy zinnia patch

I don’t get to do a lot of permanent gardening here at the dollhouse since it’s a rental (“the next tenant might not want to take care of all the plants” – whhaattt???) but I do have a small strip … Continue reading

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Drying sunflowers produce amazing color

Okay so don’t let this post freak you out…¬†yes, I am technically posting about dead flowers (well, wilting¬†flowers) and it looks very strange. But my point is, flowers are beautiful at every stage and these things have been amazing! Last … Continue reading

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Back in black!

All across America it seems I am hearing about the resurgence of the Bald Eagle population. Which is great, because not only are bald eagles stunning in their beauty and fascinating in their habits… they are also, of course, a … Continue reading

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