In the Garden of Good and Evil

Every so often I’m reminded that I do, in fact, live in the Wild West.  My first ever reminder was shortly after moving to Colorado when I saw full fledged cowboys riding horses through Morrison.  Lately, Colorado has...

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First Blooms

These aren’t really the first flowers to bloom in the yard, but they popped up yesterday (or at least that was the first I noticed them) so they are my first to really witness.  We woke up to a little bit of snow this...

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Blasted Blossom End Rot

I knew it was too good to be true.  Greeting me as I arrived at my plot this morning were a handful of San Marzano tomatoes ripe for the picking.  Visions of a homegrown lunchtime salad danced in my head as I plucked the first...

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Some recent pictures

A quick trip to Vail for work naturally included lunch at Blu’s and a trip to the candy store.  While I gobbled up my gummi bears we had some time to enjoy the flowers that have taken over Vail Village: Back in Golden...

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Beautiful Beans

After a quick 48-hour trip to the East Coast I returned to Colorado to hear endless accounts of monstrous thunderstorms that ensued while I was away.  Fearing my garden had washed into Clear Creek and was now floating toward...

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A Growing Garden and Tents for Basil

For the first time in my gardening career I have plants with fruit on them.  Yep, plants, as in more than one.  My little 10×10 plot at the Golden Community Garden had a little break through over the past couple weeks...

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Let it Go

The arugula, my one plant that showed promise from the get-go, is no longer with Plot 31a.  We had to let her go.  In addition to the bug attack that left every leaf perforated, she went to seed.  I had no idea that an arugula...

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Garden All-Stars

Maybe I don’t have a black thumb after all.  Two of my tomato plants have been wilting away, but two are thriving.  One is in the community garden and is a Brandywine.  The other is at home in a container and is a Bush...

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