Posts Tagged ‘Gardening’

I Love my Yard!

I live in one of those neighborhoods where the houses are close together and the yards are small.  I was worried I wouldn’t have room for a garden, but I found a yard that’s on a curve (so the backyard is a bit bigger) with an empty field behind it.  Also, I have a row […]

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It’s Wabbit Season!

My garden is growing, but unfortunately so is the rabbit population in my neighborhood.  This little pest has decided he likes my grape tomato plants: Where’s Elmer Fudd when you need him? Oh well, time to move the tomato pots inside the gate.  Waskly Wabbit!

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Get it While it’s Hot!

Last weekend was nice here is Charlotte.  I spent the day working in the yard and got the vegetable garden planted. My wife is especially excited about the spinach.  I can’t let her have too much of it though or she might go Popeye on my butt. Of course, a nice day outside isn’t complete without a […]

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Citrus Galore

I’m up to 4 citrus trees now.  Below you can see the Meyers Lemon is having a bumper year, but the lime tree in the background didn’t do much.  Of course, the lime tree lost its leaves over the winter, so I’m happy that it recovered. Also, it’s growing season seems a bit off.  It […]

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What Do You See?

I walked outside the other day to check on my garden and this is what I saw.   He was actually closer when I walked up on him, but I didn’t have my glasses on and it took me a bit to find the camera button on my phone.  Even then, I wasn’t sure I […]

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Flower Power

My wife received this White Amaryllis as a gift from Belks two years ago for buying her favorite perfume.  Well actually, I bought her the perfume for Christmas and got this flower as a gift.  It did well the first year, but didn’t bloom last year.  I guess the third year is the charm.  It […]

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Spring is Here!

Spring is in the air, and I love it.  We all have our reasons for loving spring:  Some are happy to see the end of winter, some like the flowers, and some like to get outside and go for walks.  This last one is my wife’s favorite.  She drags encourages me to walk with her […]

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Oranges Anyone?

I purchased an orange tree, lemon tree, and lime tree about two years ago.  They are miniature trees and I grow them in pots and put them in the garage for the winter.  The lemon and lime trees both produced fruit the second year, but the orange tree was a bit different.  The first year, […]

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Limes Anyone?

Growing limes turned out to be easier than I had anticipated.  I bought a lime tree last year and it produced its first crop of limes this year.  Above is the tree in the spring when the fruit started to get noticeable, and below are the limes.  There were actually twelve, but I used a couple […]

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