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My #HeyLetsGrow Container Garden is Really Late this Year

Last year by this time, not only had I shared a few posts about my container garden, I was enjoying some of the fruits of my labors according to the photos in my Facebook “on this day.” Those nudges make the reality seem all the harder. My garden is really behind schedule for a few […]

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Late Summer Means Lots of Peppers in My Backyard Garden

Disclaimer:  I got some of the plants, experiences and connections to my backyard garden mentioned in this article through my work at Monsanto. This post reflects my personal opinions and I’m writing it just cause I want to like I always do.  As I mentioned earlier this summer, I decided to do a container garden […]

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In Search of the Perfect Tomato

Growing tomatoes is something that just seems to make a person more Southern. I’ve grown them at various times in my life and my grandmom usually had tomato plants. And I can’t help but think of a scene in Steel Magnolias where Ouiser is dumping tomatoes on people and says she has to grow them […]

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Backyard Broccoli & More in My Container Garden VIDEO

I got some of the seeds and plants for my container garden from my employer Monsanto at no cost to me.We are doing a great container garden there too and it inspired me to give it another go at home. I was not asked to write about the garden and the opinions here are mine and […]

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Left Wordless By Visiting a Flower Farm — Lots of Irises & Peonies!

Last weekend I was in Oregon for work. As I headed back to Portland from Salem, I saw a flower farm and decided to get off of the interstate. I didn’t doubleback to that farm, but luckily I caught a sign for another one — it was Brooks Gardens in Brooks, OR (Brooks Gardens website, […]

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Wandering Around a Beautiful Rose Garden in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Last weekend I made a quick dash to Oklahoma for a surprise birthday party on Saturday. I got all the way to Tulsa Friday night and slept in a bit, but not too much cause I was grabbing lunch with a college friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. With that on the horizon […]

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The Volunteer is a Pumpkin Plant! The Great Pumpkin is Here!

Recently, I posted photos of a mystery plant taking over my flower bed and asked if folks knew whether it was squash, pumpkin or something else, well, the jury is in! I HAVE one orange pumpkin and one green pumpkin out there! I grabbed my first photos of the pumpkins this weekend as I celebrated […]

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A Volunteer is Taking Over My Flower Bed

I was born and raised in the Volunteer State so I would like to think I know a little about volunteering. I’ve been blessed to have a lot of opportunities to volunteer with various organizations that cover various social services, the performing arts, and more. And I’d like to think I’d roll out a red […]

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