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What’s New in the Garden?

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Despite the hot and dry weather I have done some work in the garden myself, but I have also – finally – enlisted some local help. It has taken me a very long time to get over my misplaced ambition … Continue reading

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Watering Restrictions

For a long time, I think for two years or even more, we have been at stage three of watering restrictions here in Fredericksburg.I don’t want to go into all the details, just that for us it means we can … Continue reading

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Garden(ing) News – Blogpost #4 [Nursery and Vegetable “Garden”]

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I have fairly frequently posted about me growing shrubs and trees in my nursery, but now there’s more: Mary has started growing veggies and herbs there, too. The nursery, btw, is in our former dog kennel, to protect the plants … Continue reading

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More News from the “Garden Front”

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Lately, I got myself another gardening tool – or gardening toy, as some who know me might say: a lawn sweeper: Mehr Nachrichten von der “Gartenfront” Neulich habe ich ein weiteres Gartenwerkzeug – oder “Gartenspielzeug”, wie die, die mich besser … Continue reading

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Lately in the garden I was thinking: Why can’t the deer eat the dry grass or hay, respectively? Instead, they eat young shoots of the plants we like. Why can’t our armadillo eat the fire ants? There are zillions of … Continue reading

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The Day After …

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… rain: after our heavy rain fall yesterday, we had a gorgeously mystical morning with the rays of the rising sun filtering through the ever so thin mist: Der Tag danach … … nach dem Regen: nach unserem Wolkenbruch gestern … Continue reading

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Garden(ing News) – Blogpost # 2

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Gartennachrichten – Blogartikel # 2 My recent post about the armadillo in our garden reminded me that I had always wanted to write about an unknown critter that keeps throwing down and damaging our birdfeeders – just now about every … Continue reading

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Garden(ing) News – Blogpost # 1

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Gartennachrichten – Blogartikel # 1 We have a new guest in our garden. Last week I saw – for the first time in my life – an Armadillo! I knew, of course, that they are around here: after all the … Continue reading

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Firewood

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Even with a good fire burning in our fireplace, and considering our frequent BBQing, we should have enough firewood, don’t you think? Brennholz Auch wenn wir jetzt häufiger den Kamin heizen werden, und auch wenn wir ja doch das gesamte … Continue reading

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Garden Miscellanea

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On Friday, I tried out “my new toy“, our new lawn tractor, and I was quite happy with it. It runs smoother and faster than the old one [though, with it being faster, I have to hold onto it even … Continue reading