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Planning My Garden

There’s been a whole lot of daydreaming going on around here (from sewing ideas to wanting to make hats) since there hasn’t been a lot of doing, thanks to this pregnancy. My latest daydreams are revolving around my garden, and I’m pretty dang excited to show some absolutely massive changes that have happened to our yard and to share what I want to do now that the changes are in place. When we bought the house last year, we had a list of construction projects that we wanted to (eventually) do in the house to make it our dream house. What we didn’t realize, is that the property needed a major construction project as well. After living in our house for a bit, we discovered two major flaws in the property – 1) It was hard to get into the house. There were steep and uneven gravel paths leading to the …

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I Am a Gardener

With a few weeks of gardening under my belt in two little patches of my garden, perhaps it’s a bit premature to call my self a gardener. The garden in our new home is huge and untamed. Clearly someone lived here in the past that was a dedicated gardener but the owners for the last 10 years were not. It’s weedy and overgrown but, as my mom keeps telling me, it “has good bones” so I should be able to return it to its former glory – with a lot of hard work! My sewing studio is in the basement of our house but has french doors out onto the garden. I decided to get started on learning to garden just outside of my french doors. My mom is an avid gardener and is helping to teach me, one plant at a time. I’m learning what are weeds, how to encourage …