Monthly Archives: November 2009

Worm bin unveiled

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may The bench bin is complete, except for the decoration part. The worms have taken up residence, in a bedding of shredded newspaper and timothy from the rabbits’ box, plus some soil and kitchen scraps including coffee … Continue reading

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New favorite thing

Prunus dulcis ROSACEAE, The Rose family Slivered almonds are such a nice thing to have on hand this time of year. Lovely toasted in salads, makes cake more nutritious, mixed into crumbling topping on pies and crisps, so many uses. … Continue reading

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Daikon

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus BRASSICACEAE, The Mustard family The wind! It’s crazy out there today. It’s exhausting to be out in, but I want to take advantage of the few daylight hours I have in the … Continue reading

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Worm update

The worm bin is in progress! Like many components in the garden, it is multi-functional: it’s also a bench that will go on the back porch. Michael helped me make it out of plywood, and next I will sand and … Continue reading

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It’s hedgerow time

I’m excited for my Permaculture design course this weekend. Jude Hobbs will be the guest instructor. Here is an excerpt from her website, a nice synopsis of Permaculture: “Permaculture is based on empowering individuals to create positive change through their … Continue reading

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Red Wigglers

I won! The prize I most wanted in the raffle at the Holiday Bazaar was the worms. After initial feelings of joy and disbelief, I became anxious at the thought of being responsible for a new pet, one I knew … Continue reading

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Holiday Bazaar

Art, Music and Food at Dennis’ Seven Dees Garden Center This weekend the first ever Holiday Bazaar is going on at the garden center. My coworker John and I are co-coordinating, with the whole garden center team pitching in in … Continue reading

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Dragon tail fern

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may Asplenium ebenoides ASPLENIACEAE, The Spleenwort family I think I have a fern fetish. Many of my plant acquisitions this season have been ferns, despite the fact I have very limited shade in the garden. I keep … Continue reading

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Hart’s tongue fern

Asplenium scolopendrium ASPLENIACEAE, The Spleenwort family Bright evergreen spears, a clean transition between the Kohuhu and the Fringe flower.

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