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VIDEO: Irrigation Integration; The Oak Ridge Elementary School Garden Gets an Upgrade

Jul 10, 2014

On Wednesday July 2nd, volunteers arrived bright and early at Oak Ridge Elementary School to help with the upkeep of the campus’s garden. Their assistance allowed ...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: The $10,000 tomato

#100HappyDays: The $10,000 tomato

18 ounces of tomato goodness, July 5, 2014."Honeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy, LOOK!" I exclaim, holding up a tomato the size of my head. (Well, almost.)Foisting the red orb at Mr. T, I continue to shout, "18 ounces!" which is a personal record.Weighing the fruit in...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Hydrangeas in bloom

#100HappyDays: Hydrangeas in bloom

Pink hydrangeas in bloom, July 1, 2014.I might be risking "crazy plant lady" status what with how much time I've been spending in nurseries and in the dirt lately. (Nothing like planning a "yard warming party" to get a gardening obsession in full gear....

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Heart garden art

#100HappyDays: Heart garden art

Sprucing up the yard. June 24, 2014As part of my birthday celebrating, I received a pair of lovely hand-crafted heart garden stakes. I think they make a beautiful addition to my growing flower collection.xoxo,shawna#100HappyDays1. 24 Hours of Happy2. I...

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Rubys Musings
Flower Power

Dreaming of Daylilies  Yesterday we took another daycation back to the Shenandoha Valley here in California, and yes once more, wine tasting was on the mind as part of the day, but more so than that was visiting the Amador Flower Farm on Shena...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Upcycling in the garden

Jun 21, 2014
#100HappyDays: Upcycling in the garden

Succulents! June 20, 2014It hit 100 degrees in my neck of the woods yesterday, but wowza, if I wasn't a productive gardener anyway.My favorite projects included some "upcycling" of old junk--my dead wheelbarrow, for one, and a window frame planter I pi...

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The Blue Muse
#100Happydays: Shooting Star Hydrangea

Jun 21, 2014
#100Happydays: Shooting Star Hydrangea

Shooting Star Hydrangea, back from the dead! June 19, 2014In six years of gardening, I've learned a lot. But bringing plants back from the brink of death? Green thumb magic!I'm thrilled to see this Shooting Star Hydrangea looking less bedraggled than i...

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: First fruits

Jun 21, 2014
#100HappyDays: First fruits

Visualize caprese salad! And salsa! And bruschetta! And, and, and... June 16, 2014.Few things I love more than a perfectly ripe garden tomato. That I have about a thousand (touch wood) following this first one is incredible.xoxo,happy green thumb#100Ha...

Not So Crafty
Exploring the School Garden

Jun 18, 2014
Exploring the School Garden

I was bored with our usual playground routine so one day Max and I took off to one of the local elementary schools. I was pleasantly surprised to find gardens throughout the school. There was the main garden area with cute signs and raised beds. But there were also small more personal little gardens...

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Not So Crafty
What’s Blooming in the Garden

Jun 18, 2014
What’s Blooming in the Garden

  Here’s just a few shots of what’s blooming in our garden this month.  My camera and cellphone are currently filled with pictures. It’s the loading them and writing on the blog that I’m having trouble with. So far it’s been a very nice summer with just one awful heatwave. It’s going to be...

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