Beginning Beekeeping-The First Month

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  On April 14th,  I picked up three two pound packages of bees. I met Brushy Mountain Beekeeping at our local Cracker Barrel Restaurant along with several other people. Loaded onto a flat bed truck was at least 100 packages of bees that had traveled to Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama. The package comes with the… 

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Catnip

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“The sight of a cat in this strange ecstasy over a bunch of Catnip always gives me a half-sense of fear; she becomes such a truly wild creature, such a miniature tiger”. Alice Morse Earle, Old Time Gardens, 1901   The catnip in my garden is flourishing after the rain. A few weeks ago it… 

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The Herb Garden in Spring

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As I was driving home this afternoon, I was struck by how pretty all the yards were. It has been raining for over a week, and as a result, green is everywhere! Today, after yet another rain which has brought us over 5 inches in the last couple of days, there was finally a break… 

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The Perennial Garden in Spring

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I have been busy over the last few weeks getting things ready for an annual Lawn and Garden Show I do. That, and the frequent rain we have been having, had left my gardens full of weeds and the lawn un-mowed. A light rain shower last night left the soil soft, so I was out… 

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Cosmos

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  I like to plant perennials in my yard because not only do they come back every year, but are easy to divide, and can save you a lot of money if you have several large gardens. But, for my container gardens, nothing beats the wide variety of annuals that are available.   I have mostly… 

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Violas

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I’m not a fan of pansies. The summer heat in Georgia, has them withering by June. But, it’s little cousin the viola is a favorite of mine. The first flower to greet me each spring, it weathers the winter and comes back reliably each year, spilling out of the half barrel planter. The tri-colored ones,… 

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DIY Herb Plant Markers

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I have a small herb garden at the side of my patio, and have plans to add a few new herbs this year.  I was also thinking about placing a new herb sign in the garden, and wanted to create one myself.  I began looking through some junk that I had lying around the house. I found… 

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Flea Market Finds Turned Garden Decor

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  If you are not a follower of Hometalk yet, you need to be. Hundreds (maybe thousands) of talented bloggers and everyday people share their projects and ideas on their boards. I was asked if I would “curate” a board for Hometalk on Flea Market Garden Décor, and of course said Yes!. Using my flea… 

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Spring Day Planting

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It’s officially spring, and today was 76 degrees. Spring is fickle though, and likes to plays tricks on us. Tomorrows high is 57 and we are expecting a freeze tomorrow night. I couldn’t resist taking advantage of this weather, however, and used the pretty day to create some containers to take to the Lawn and… 

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Flea Market Friday

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I receive  a lot of comments on my Facebook page about  my flea market garden creations, and people ask where I find all of my junk. So….I thought it would be fun to have  “Flea Market Fridays” where I sell some of my smaller things. It will be like getting one of the Sampler Boxes… 

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