Archive for October, 2015

Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor

Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor

| October 22, 2015 | Reply

Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor – Follow my three-year adventure growing broomcorn, with the original intention of making my own broom. Tip: you have to grow more than one row to make a broom! With original music by Jon Pileggi. Give it a try! It’s fun and broomcorn makes a beautiful border even if you […]

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Go Out of Your Way – Home Depot

Go Out of Your Way – Home Depot

| October 21, 2015 | 2 Replies

Go out of your way. ~ As I was taking leave after my interview with Barefoot Farmer in the spring, he complimented me for making the trip to meet him. “There are two kinds of people in the world, those that go out of their way, and those that don’t,” I found myself saying. That’s something I’d […]

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Battening Down the Hatches

Battening Down the Hatches

| October 19, 2015 | 2 Replies

I’m battening down the hatches. With this year’s El Nino now considered “Too big to fail,” I put gardening on hold to get some much needed repairs done to the house. If you haven’t heard from me since my Miami Web Fest news that Late Bloomer won for “Best Edutainment Series,” I’ve been busy! Today, two workers […]

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Lament for a Garden Hat and a Teacup

Lament for a Garden Hat and a Teacup

| October 7, 2015 | 4 Replies

Lament for a Garden Hat and a Teacup – What is it about the familiarity of certain objects that makes you feel so cozy? (A friend uses the word “cozy” often, and every time she says it, I feel cozy.) After a number of ill-fitting misses in my first two years of gardening, I found a […]

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Supreme Scarlet Emperor Beans

Supreme Scarlet Emperor Beans

| October 5, 2015 | 2 Replies

Supreme Scarlet Emperor Beans – My story with these lavender and deep purple, graphically complex beans began last year when a garden friend sent me a packet. This friend happens to have five acres in the San Juan Islands to grow a garden as he pleases (where I have to cram everything into about 300 square […]

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