the Fox Cottage Blog

I have no formal training, but am inspired by a lot of things and love digging in the dirt. Follow my gardening misadventures with photographic evidence!

Garden Log, end of May

Not much got done in the way of gardening between May 23-28, so this week’s log is extending to include Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday and Sunday nights of Memorial weekend hinted at a possible last frost, which thankfully did not come to my location. Memorial Day Monday wound up being…

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Garden Log, Week of 5/16

On Friday, I had the day off from work (being scheduled to work Saturday). While I usually spend time in the garden on these sort of days, I typically divide the time with errands and chores, but this week I did nothing but garden for 8 hours. It was WONDERFUL…

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Garden Log, Week of 5/3

This week was mostly updating spreadsheets, research, buying and setting up things. Spreadsheets My spreadsheets listing plants in ground and seeds on hand was cleaned up and fleshed out. Having it all typed up, I felt impressed to see I currently have 42 different plants in ground! I also spent…

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Garden Log, Week of 4/26

Southeast Garden Bed At the start of the week, I installed the landscape fabric along the inside of the edging. This tactic was something I came up with when I put in the first wattle-woven edged bed, and I’ve had a whole year to see it was a good solution…

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Garden Log, Week of 4/19

Willow Bed The first batch of Willow arrived! Ten cuttings of #187. I stored the cuttings in the coldest part of the fridge as directed and during the week purchased the black plastic landscape fabric that was recommended. Friday I laid it down and pinned it, and got the cuttings…

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Please do not stomp here,
there are seeds and they are trying.

from And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano