Monthly Archives: August 2009

A Hummingbird Magnet?

Trumpet Creeper Vine (c)2009 Tammy Biondi The first time I saw a trumpet creeper vine, I fell in love with it. The plant was loaded with its signature blossoms, exotic and colorful. Quite a contrast to the very urban environment … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Cornalition

Earth Tones Dent Ornamental Corn I have wanted to grow ornamental corn for years, but had just couldn’t talk myself into believing that the plants were worth the garden space they would occupy for most of the summer. Enter a … Continue reading

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Time to Eat Crow

I just consulted my Fannie Farmer Cook boot to see if there were any actual recipes for crow. (There aren’t.) You might be wondering why I’m fantasizing about eating crow, and I can tell you that there’s a very good … Continue reading

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The Heat is On!

A burnt-out lawn and wilting shrubbery tell the tale of our recent weather. We haven’t had much rain here lately, and the scant amount we’ve gotten has quickly evaporated during the hundred-degree heat wave we’ve been having. We’ve been running … Continue reading

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Christmas in August

“Riot” pepper plants in their full summer glory The fruit on our ornamental peppers plants is so bright that the plants look like Christmas trees with colorful, blazing lights. The peppers are truly a joy to behold, especially since the … Continue reading

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Pony and Daisy Get a Visit From the Vet

Today, the ponies got their fall shots: they got vaccinated against Western and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, West Nile disease, influenza and “rhino” (Rhinopneumonitis–a disease which usually only causes cold-like symptoms, but can cause serious side effects as well). The ponies … Continue reading

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Still Life With Eggplant

These Eggplants, peppers and tomatoes are about to become dinner! The summer garden is in full swing, producing more tomatoes, peppers and eggplants than we can handle. This year, we are doing a pretty decent job keeping up with the … Continue reading

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