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wandering eye wednesday: week twenty-seven/2

Hello, hello! Isn’t this plant awesome? It’s a bird of paradise, and it totally looks like a bird to me.  Do you see it? I kept seeing them everywhere in California recently.  How cool, right? I used PS Elements to … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: February 2015

Oh, Sunday night…. It’s just not fair! How was your weekend? Did you have fun, get stuff done, relax? I don’t know about you, but I get pretty bummed Sunday nights after a great weekend.  I just want to throw … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: november 2014

Happy Weekend Eve! How was your Monday thru Friday? Things were good around here, just enjoying the weather, working for the Man and you know, living life.  We’ve got a birthday party this weekend, I’m meeting up with my mentee … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: september 2014

How’s it going? We have had a pretty busy monsoon season around here this year, and it’s been fantastic for the garden. The rosebushes are blooming and smelling delicious.  Jones has loved helping to water/get soaked every other day.  The … Continue reading

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sunday around here

Hey guys! Hope you’re having a good weekend so far 🙂 I’m getting ready to take me a Sunday nap, but thought I’d do a quick photo dump of all the fun I’ve had so far today. worked on the … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: August 2014

Oy.  It’s hot here.  Like, melt your face off hot.  How are you? Staying cool? I hope so.  The garden is hating life right now, just like the rest of us.  Except we get to hide out in the air … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week thirty

I heart succulents! Maybe from growing up in the desert.  But California’s succulents are SO much better.  Prettier, more colorful, and everywhere you look.  This one happened to be in the shape of a heart.  I wonder if the homeowner … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: July 2014

Happy Sunday! How’d your weekend go? The garden post is coming at you a little late this month, but trust me, you aren’t missing much.  It’s hot and miserable here and the garden hates me right now.  She’s hanging in … Continue reading

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growing

My mom recently gave me an arrowhead shoot she transplanted from a mother plant she’s raised for the last 34 years. It’s the second time she’s entrusted this plant to me, the first being when she moved, albeit temporarily, back to … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: June 2014

Happy SUMMER! I hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather out there! Phoenix is hot already, but hey, we knew it was coming. Besides, we had such a mild and gorgeous winter, I’m not even about to complain. Well, at … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: May 2014

How’s it going? So, I know I’ve bragged about our garden this year (see here and here) and I’m seriously just so freaking impressed with it that I’m not even about to take all the credit! No kidding, I was just telling … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: april 2014

So, I’m pretty proud of my garden right now! It’s the best it’s ever been and I’m feeling all smart and stuff.  Like, I might actually have the hang of this whole growing food to eat business.  Heck, I even have … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: march 2014

Hey there! How’s it going? I’m getting ready for my upcoming trips and really looking forward to some much needed time away. In the meantime, here is what our garden is doing right now: Out of the four tomato transplants … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: february 2014

Happy Valentines Day!  Sorry, I don’t have a lovey-dovey mushy-gushy post for today.  I’m showing a little love for our garden instead.  I feel slightly guilty telling you all about the gardening and warm weather we have going on when … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: January 2014

Hello! Not sure if you noticed or not, but it’s winter.  Yeah, I know, SURPRISE! I have some local friends who are rocking the Phoenix winter garden, but I am so totally not.  We had a freeze last month that … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: November 2013

It’s that time of month again, where we check in on the garden and see what’s popped up! I haven’t had much time for our little guys this last month, so whatever is happening is going on due to it’s … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: October 2013

I know we are lucky in Phoenix to have two growing seasons: Spring AND Autumn.  I started seed in September (for that post, click here).  We have babies of mesclun lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, squash, carrots, snap peas, pumpkin and some … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: August 2013

It’s about that time of year when everything gets a little fried around here.  And I’m not just talking about the residents.  Phoenix in July is brutal with monsoon season making everything extra hot and sticky, and August doesn’t bring … Continue reading

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checking in on the garden: July

I hope everyone is having a good week so far! Mine has been… interesting. Work is unpredictable, people are cranky from the heat, and I’m ready to run away to a deserted island. But fear not, my friends! For the … Continue reading

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gardening wins and woes

It’s time for another checkup on the garden since we’ve had some progress recently! We’ve also had some set backs. First, the good news: we’ve got pumpkins, eggplant, basil, tomatoes and peppers growing strong! baby pumpkin (1 of many!) a … Continue reading

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