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Book Reviews: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver

This book, title and authors in Post Title, is absolutely amazing. It’s about a family spending one year deciding to eat nothing but local food, whether from the farmer’s market or from the farm land on the farm they move … Continue reading

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Roses: Squash Plant Clippings

So, there is thing garden plot outside my front door that used to be maintained by a woman a few doors down. She planted flowers and other plants (not vegetables or food plants) in there for years, ever since I … Continue reading

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Food: Fresh From the Garden Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Peppers

These are all freshly picked from my Grandpa’s garden today! The tomatoes had to be picked while they were still yellow and green because of the bad Stink Bug problems here in Maryland. My grandpop’s picked some early too and … Continue reading

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Roses: Mazus reptan, Creeping Mazus

Baltimore Sun Piece “Plant of the Week” for Sunday July 8th: “Mazus reptans Mazus reptans is a low growing ground cover only 1 to 3 inches high, suitable for filling small areas, such as between stepping stones or in rock … Continue reading

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Roses: Companion Planting

“Companion planting. “Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese … Continue reading

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Roses: Lavender

Lavender, Lavandula species, (also known as Elf Leaf, Nard, Nardus, and Spike) is a well known herb and I just felt like refreshing some people’s memories and learn a bit myself. Magickal Properties (alphabetical order): Cleansing, Exorcism, Happiness, Harmony, Healing, … Continue reading

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Roses: Gardening

The first picture is of my little growing garden of wildflowers. I have no successful attempts at indoor pot gardening though the Ivy did last the longest. I planted the wildflowers earlier this spring in maybe April or March. So … Continue reading

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