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Website has a new home.
Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 4:21 am
Finally got my garden website moved. I'll get things labeled eventually, but it's a start.
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Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:55 pm
Another one of my favorites.
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Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 4:45 pm
Inherited this beauty...
( photo / image / picture from Pianolady's Garden )
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Not Giving Up on Herb Garden
Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:50 am
Long time, no post. Once again, offline life has taken over. Fall weather has finally set in, so I had to decide what to do with my herb garden.
Unwilling to let the herb garden "go", I cleared off a counter and brought it in. Picked up a $7 heat lamp fixture and a $5 grow light bulb, and got it set up today. Giving up the counter space is difficult, but will be one way for me to keep my dishes clean!
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Finally Enjoying the Fruits of my Labor
Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:02 am
Finally the tomatoes are turning red! So we had homemade pizza last night, and I made pesto today with my basil. Cherry pie too, and started freezing tomatoes and peppers today. So it's been good eating in our household this weekend.
Organized the freezer today. I gave away a bunch of cherries to my friends, so I'm down to 56 pounds of pitted cherries...still plenty for the winter. I almost got them all to fit into the drawer.
Just the start of my tomatoes/pepper freezing. I also freeze beans, looks like I'll actually have some this year. The jars are cherries too.
Tried a pesto recipe for dinner, turned some of it into a mayo spread for sandwiches, it was pretty good & something I'd never done. May make pasta tomorrow with the leftover. A good way to use the basil in my herb garden. The recipe used 4 cups of basil!
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Hibiscus & Walkaround
Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:19 pm
This hibiscus gets larger every year.
A new one I planted last year, not very big yet.
Best year for beans ever.
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Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:22 am
I'm getting impatient now. So many green tomatoes staring at me. And the plants are over 6' tall, what's the deal with that? It's crazy. I'll be busy soon enough I suppose.
This one's my special one, just huge. Can't wait to bring it in and put it on the scale.
Found a new use for my hog panel. Pole beans.
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Garden at Back Entry
Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:37 pm
This photo is actually taken from the deck. Considering the retaining wall was replaced last year (and things were trampled), this area has recovered pretty well. Some rain lately has helped out a lot.
The area where the bigger pond used to be gets filled with some time of annual each year. The area where the little pond used to be still has it's liner, and I keep bog-like plants in it. I just left the liner and filled it with dirt.
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Tomatoes Setting On Heavy
Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:46 am
I can honestly say this year's garden is my most promising one I've had in years.
The beans looked less than good at first, but are setting on strong now. I filled in the holes where the original planting didn't come up with a pole bean (package failed to mention that), so I've built some frames for those to climb. They were planted later, so I should have beans all summer long. I've got potatoes planted in front of the beans, the deer must be eating the greenery, maybe that's why they're leaving the beans alone.
Cherry Sweet 100's....
And the rest...
Mulching with grass clippings has been so helpful, I've haven't had to weed much at all. However, my garden does smell like a compost bin, which is fine with me.
I won't bore you with a bunch of pictures of green tomatoes. Can't wait to see the varieties once they start to color. I've got white, red, yellow, and purple tomatoes planted, big and small.
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Made a Compost Bin
Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:03 pm
Needed a compost bin for years, just never got around to doing it. Used 4 pallets, which were all broken in some way (which is why they were free), and made them work using L brackets and screws to make them go together. The 4th pallet was broken to the point I had to cut it in half and use it as a half door, which I attached with wire. Lined the inside with window screen and started my pile. I guess this is my "ugly" corner, but it's gotta go somewhere and it's not too noticeable in the grand scheme of things.
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