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thinning the garden

Since planting my parents’ vegetable garden, I’ve been weeding and thinning it, as well as harvesting the vegetables as they become ready. This is a handful of beet seedlings that I pulled up to thin out the beet rows. I steamed them and ate them for my supper the next night. Have you ever thinned […]

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toad

I didn’t really care for toads, until I found out that they eat many harmful insects, and are excellent beings to have around your garden. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Frog Prince (of fairy tale fame) was actually a toad – because how much grosser-looking could you get? Have you ever seen a […]

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mock orange

Back in the spring I took this photo of a bush in my parents’ yard. I think Mom said it was called a mock orange bush. I love that name. Have you ever seen or smelled real orange blossoms? Where were you? What were you doing? Who were you with? Is there someone in your […]

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sunflowers

One of the things I planted in my parents’ garden was sunflowers. Have you ever seen a whole field of sunflowers? They’re like something out of a science fiction movie – all facing the same direction, towards the sun. Did you ever eat sunflower seeds as a kid? “The field _________” ___ What inspired this […]

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seeds

In May I planted a bunch of vegetables in my parents’ garden. I love fresh vegetables. Have you ever grown your own vegetables? What is your favorite thing about fruits or vegetables picked fresh from the garden? Least favorite? “The sun _________” ___ What inspired this prompt?

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hostas

Many people where I live grow hostas in their gardens, because they’re attractive, easy to look after, and grow well in shade. What are some of your favorite plants – either to grow in your own garden, or to see in others’ gardens? Are there some plants you’re sick of seeing, because everyone has them? […]

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