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Keeping in Going

January 19th, 2017

I mentioned last fall that I potted up some kennilworth ivy to bring indoors over the winter in case the stuff in my rock walls didn’t survive the winter. It started out as a small bit in a large pot and now it’s taking over the indoor garden area!
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I need to fill a cell flat with soil and put this pot beside it so that it will spill over and start growing out into the plugs. Then in early summer I’ll have nice little plugs of kennilworth ivy to put in the rock walls around the house.
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Even if it doesn’t survive the winter here in Maine, it’s easy enough to do this each year to have this wonderful little plant blooming in the rock walls all summer and into early winter.

What’s your favorite creeping plant? 

Friday Favorite: Front Foundation Garden

July 22nd, 2016

Every time I walk up to the front door I notice how much the front foundation garden has improved over the last year. Last fall, I dug everything out of the front flowerbed, smothered about a yard of grass in front of it and planted my boxwood hedge. The flowerbed was filled with ‘Annabelle’ hydrangeas, a ‘Gertrud Jekyll’ rose, along with a cornelian cherry tree on the corner. By the front door I have planters filled with lovelies, a small terra-cotta chicken and other plants in pots.
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As I was looking for photos after dark last night, I realized I haven’t taken any photos from the point of view of walking up to our door. I’ll definetly do that tomorrow and share them with you next week. Right now this is one of my favorite things about the garden, all the hard work is finally started to show. I’m loving it every time I walk to the front door!

What are you loving in your garden right now?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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