Myrmecophobia

Those who know me well know that I have a fear of just one thing: Ants. Naturally, four years ago we moved to the Great Anoka Sand Plain, which is basically an...
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Pasque Flowers

I’m not sure where these came from, but they showed up under our deck the other day. A bird or squirrel must have brought them over. Nice little hint of spring. The...
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April Flowers

March showers bring…daffodils and a flowering plum tree! Our Nichols Plum Tree┬áexploded this morning with beautiful flowers. I was looking back on previous posts, and when we planted the tree in 2010,...
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Sunflowers

We only have a few opening up right now, because we planted most of our sunflowers to bloom in September. Sometimes I wish I lived in a warmer place, just so I...
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Coming soon…

My favorite flower ­čÖé We didn’t start planting sunflowers until mid-June, so the ones that are opening now are all volunteers. This looks like a Sunny Smile (F1) dwarf sunflower, about 3...
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Flowering Onions

Onions are biennial plants, which means the first year they make bulbs (which you typically eat). If you don’t harvest onions the first year, they will come back the second year and...
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Mid-Summer

I’ve been incredibly busy with work, and the garden seems to change faster than I have time to spend in it! We have cauliflower, broccoli, turnips, potatoes, beans … and by the...
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