Month: May 2019

Del’s Tomatoes

I put in the tomatoes from my friend, Del, this morning. I ran out of potting soil and had to go get more. It took 4 bags to mostly fill the growing bags he gave me, and I could have put most of a fifth if I had wanted to. On the end of the

My First Ikebana Arrangement

Ever since I first saw one of those gorgeous Japanese flower arrangements, I’ve been wishing I had access to flowers and knew how to do it. Well, with all this free time on my hands lately, I’ve been able to spend a few hours studying up on it. It turns out that now that my

Pests and Hope

I went out this morning for my regular Wednesday Miracle-Gro application and took a more careful look at the garden. Apparently the bugs reconnoitered and decided to assault my very best Kohlrabi plants after I put the diatomaceous earth on the other end of the garden: The little buggers forced me to go nuclear, and

A 0 Point Weight Watchers Meal That’s Actually Filling

If you’re like me, the quest for filling 0 point weight watchers meals really gets me going. I love a challenge! Today’s dinner was totally filling and super easy to make! I used premade salsa from Giant and the kabobs were already made. Texas Caviar and Salmon Kabobs To make the Texas caviar, I mixed

O Hail No

Just when you think everything is going great…. Saturday about 8pm we had a terrible storm kick up. It put up tornadoes to the north and south of us. At our house we got heavy wind and very strong, quarter-sized hail. Jared and I stood on the front porch lamenting the garden as hail was

Roses in full bloom!

The roses are some kind of gorgeous this week! I got back from a short road trip with my friend, Cara, yesterday, and just could not believe how beautiful the garden was! It was 75 degrees, sunshiney, and all of my roses are now in full bloom. So beautiful! Sadly, I think I scared off

Beans in

I finally received the beans from that guy I found online. The garden was sopping wet near the bean trellis after the rains — standing water like a pond. So I bought some garden soil to build up that area today, and I put the beans I soaked and inoculated in today. I’ve put in

Blast!

I’m pretty sure my tomatoes have Septoria Leaf Spot. Arg. The Roma tomatoes seem to have it the worst, and they are the tallest, so I picked off the worst branches hoping that the rain won’t splash more infected soil on them. I’ve sprayed them and the new tomatoes (blemish free) with Daconil. I’ll be

Ganglion Cyst Removal / Excision Recovery Pictures

I had surgery on April 10 to remove a ganglion cyst that’s been bothering me for ages. It used to be that I could put a splint on it and it would go down, but the last few years it wouldn’t go down even if splinted for several days. Occasionally it would get to hurting,

Irises, Roses, and Azaleas — Oh My!

I was away for a week, and when I got home the garden was full of blossoms (and weeds — poison ivy, as it turns out). Nobody weeded for 9 days!!! :( The asparagus was still growing well, but my husband was confused and let a whole bunch grow up like we did the first