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Atlas Nitrile 3701 gardening gloves

This is not a paid endorsement. I wasn’t given these to trial and this isn’t a sponsored post. My wife bought me gardening gloves two years ago and they are easily the best I’ve ever owned. They are the Atlas Nitrile 3701 gardening...
by An Obessive Neurotic Gardener on Jul 14, 2016

The latest and not always greatest in the garden

Some observations from out in the garden: This white bee balm is the only one to have survived last winter and while it is nice to see it blooming, it honestly doesn’t do much for me and the powdery mildew is real bad, worse than with all of th...
by An Obessive Neurotic Gardener on Jul 13, 2016

The greatest grass, accepting chaos and a plea for container ideas

A few thoughts: We’re always trying to piece a garden together that has visual interest all year long. Ideally, we’ll construct it where one perennial stops blooming and takes a step back, while another takes center stage. Continuous succ...
by An Obessive Neurotic Gardener on Jun 29, 2016

A calm and relaxing tour of my garden

We’re going to jump around a bit as I am way fired up about my garden these days. And when I say fired up, I don’t mean 100% pumped. If I had to estimate the “pumped up happy” versus “pumped up annoyed and rattled”...
by An Obessive Neurotic Gardener on Jun 23, 2016

The day it all changed

I am fascinated by the mundane. I want to know what each and everyone of you eats for lunch each day and how you came to that decision. I want to know what you are doing at 7:30 on a Tuesday evening. I want to know why you don’t chew gum or dri...
by An Obessive Neurotic Gardener on May 13, 2016

Small garden walk

Now that everything is finally growing in in our Midwest yard, it’s nice to take  a daily garden walk and see everything filling in and blooming!  A few of these were taken on my phone, I apologize for the small size. I’ll have to check...
by Jennifer Rizzo on May 9, 2016

Foliage over flowers

It was Portland outside here today or at least how I imagine Portland to be most of the year. I’ve only visited the city twice in my life and both times it bucked the trend of typical northwest weather. It was sunny and dry but still an incredi...

Phlox subulata and Geranium ‘Espresso’

There is one plant combination in my garden that is shining brighter than any other right now and that is Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata) and Geranium ‘Espresso’. While the phlox is in full bloom with carpets of lavender flow...
by An Obessive Neurotic Gardener on Apr 25, 2016

The garden “trumps” all else

Chaos reigns right now. Every other day there is a heinous act of terrorism that no longer shocks but has become background music. The sight of people running for their lives on CNN doesn’t even faze us. After a waiting period of approximately...
by An Obessive Neurotic Gardener on Mar 30, 2016

Ga Tahan Lihat Diskonan

Kemarin Benjamin dan saya jalan-jalannya pagi hari, karena cuaca sedang tidak bersahabat, kalau jalan seperti biasa sore hari, dan ternyata hujan deras, kami tidak bisa keluar rumah, wah bisa-bisa bos kecil ngamuk kalau hanya dirumah saja :lol: . Nah...
by Pursuing My Dreams on Aug 25, 2015

Fall Mums for color

Hi everyone! It’s been a crazy week with back to school. Hubby and I dropped Little off and then went out to breakfast. It was nice after  along summer to have time for just the two of us. I think sometimes we get so caught up we forget we nee...
by Jennifer Rizzo on Aug 20, 2015

Sayur Pak Coy Kenapa Pahit?

Sebagai penyuka sayuran, tahun ini saya juga suka menanam sayuran sendiri. Paling tidak di musim panas bisa jadi sedikit mengirit uang belanja harian. Saya punya alat hidroponik, sayangnya nanam ala hidroponik tidak berhasil buat saya, padahal di Ind...
by Pursuing My Dreams on Aug 14, 2015

Curhat Berkebun 2015 – Tergila-gila Nanam Sayuran

Sahabat berkebun, tahun ini saya lagi suka sekali menanam sayuran, alasannya: ingin nanam yang tidak perlu merawat dan menunggu lama bisa menikmati hasilnya . Selain tidak pakai lama menunggu panen, saya suka kalau hasilnya bisa dinikmati beberapa ka...
by Pursuing My Dreams on Aug 8, 2015

Flowers for Saturday

I sear I haven’t gone missing and have not stopped blogging. I know quite a few of you have emailed me asking if everything is ok. Everything is great! I was out of town,we have had family in from out of the country and the summer is just flyin...
by Jennifer Rizzo on Aug 1, 2015

Curhat Berkebun 2015 – yang sudah Berbunga

Halo sahabat berkebun, sudah lama ya saya tidak cerita-cerita kebun saya. Jadi kali ini mau cerita agak panjang (pamer foto-fotonya saja lebih banyak :mrgreen: ). Yang sudah berbunga, nanam dari bibit (umbi atau berupa benih), antara lain: • Alcea...
by Pursuing My Dreams on Jul 21, 2015

Make more plants! Flowers and plants you can propagate

I always think it’s so funny that I am just gearing up for some huge summer planting  and gardening in July, and some of the the nursery’s in our area are already trying to clear out their stock! While I get some great deals, it really b...
by Jennifer Rizzo on Jul 10, 2015

Curhat Berkebun 2015 – Tulip dan Sakura

Hai sahabat berkebun, mungkin kalian sudah merindukan update an kebun saya, jadi kali ini saya ingin cerita panjang. Bagi yang tidak suka berkebun boleh melihat-lihat foto-fotonya, siapa tahu ketularan jadi ikutan berkebun juga, sama-sama kita Go Gre...
by Pursuing My Dreams on Jun 2, 2015

Belajar Bercocok tanam ala Hidroponik

Belajar Bercocok tanam ala Hidroponik. Ceritanya saya lagi latah ikut-ikutan pengen mencoba menanam ala hidroponik. Namun jangan dikira saya buat sendiri alat/potnya ribet haha dan makan waktu. Jadi untuk simpelnya saya beli alatnya, kebetulan ada di...
by Pursuing My Dreams on May 18, 2015

Curhat Berkebun 2015 – Mulai Berbunga

Saat ini sudah musim semi, namun suhunya terlalu hangat deh buat musim semi, karena kalau siang bisa sampai 28 derajat C. Cocoknya kan suhu musim panas tuh ya :D . Angin sepoi-sepoi berhembus, kalau jalan-jalan sudah tidak perlu pakai jaket lagi. Min...
by Pursuing My Dreams on Apr 15, 2015

Vintage work bench re-purposed as a potting table

This post was originally posted May of 2011. One thing I am really looking forward to is getting out in the garden this spring! ___________________ This was my grandpa’s work bench.   It was an old butcher table that he used for years and yea...
by Jennifer Rizzo on Mar 18, 2015


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