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The Blue Muse
Thursday 13: On my mind

Sep 18, 2014
Thursday 13: On my mind

Played grease monkey with my father-in-law last month as he taught mehow to conduct the annual inspection of the Cessna 182. Surprisingly fun!With summer wrapping up in just a day or two, I've been taking stock, a brain inventory if you will. Aside fro...

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Undercover Caterer
Slow Roasted Garlicky Tomatoes

Aug 25, 2014

You didn’t think that tomato season was over did you?  I assure you it is not. Well, it almost is–at least at my house.  I learned a trick a long time ago that if you slow your watering down after the tomatoes were established and on the vines, then they end up more flavorful....

Brown Thumb Mama
The Secret to Stress-Free Gardening

Aug 13, 2014
The Secret to Stress-Free Gardening

Growing your own food doesn’t have to be a headache. There’s a secret to stress-free, easy vegetable gardening that you may have not thought of. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Come discover the secret with my guest post at Kitchen Stewardship, where I’ll share how you can... 

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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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