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Linda Brazill
I'm an artist by training, a journalist by trade and a gardener by choice.
Interests: art, books, antiques, food and entertaining, design and decorative arts, interiors and gardens, textiles.
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Don't know how many times I've worn these gloves working in damp weather in the fall and spring and get green hands. You would think I would remember or would toss the gloves!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Green thumbs at Each Little World
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Thanks, Donna! We had snow on Saturday that stuck to the grass but luckily melted later in the morning.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on IVOM: A leafy arrangment at Each Little World
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Arctic here as well. First snow of the season on Saturday. Did not last but stuck to the grass and trees and sidewalks until mid-morning. Sunny today so I thought maybe I would try to finish up the rest of the garden work. Then I discovered it was only 25 degrees at 11:30 a.m. Way too cold for this early; at least for me.
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We hosted a workshop in our garden in late Oct. so I put off doing anything until it was done. It is always hard to cut things down and begin cleanup when the weather is nice and the garden looks good.
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Given that yesterday's temps hit the mid 40s I worked about 2 hours outside. It was still cold and damp from morning rain and then got very windy. mostly I was just pulling out slimy Hostas and daylilies. Front garden almost done but still need to do the back. Given how cold I was yesterday I am not looking forward to working outdoors given all the chilly temps in the forecast.
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i have that one really large clump of Adiantum venustum which is pictured and have been rather brutal about cutting and tearing pieces of it. Then I anchor them into the ground with those little "greening" pins I wrote about on 9/28.
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Looked out the kitchen window earlier this week and the roofs of all the neighboring houses were coated with frost as were the front lawns. A bit of sun and warmth yesterday but back to cold and gray today. Still have lots I need to do to get the garden ready for winter.
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This is covered with flowers but I did not plant it with a background that makes it easy to see them in a photo.
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Believe me, after chasing these guys out of the garden at dusk a few days in a row, a bottle of something special does make an appearance!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2017 on Turkey trauma at Each Little World
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It certainly would not be such an issue if there were only one or two birds. But they seem to travel in this big flock. The mother birds were nesting in nearby trees so we know that is actually two "families" but they seem to hang out as one. We have a big park with wild areas and a golf course with ponds near us. But coyotes, fox, deer and now turkeys seem to be major urban residents these days. I used to see pix of turkeys crossing major streets on the other side of town and was amazed. Now I am more horrified than amused!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2017 on Turkey trauma at Each Little World
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Long ago I accepted the fact that Peter will always have the best — and the last — word. No matter the subject, he is a very clever guy.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2017 on IVOM: Thank you, Cathy! at Each Little World
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Thank you, Cathy!
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2017 on IVOM: Thank you, Cathy! at Each Little World
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Now I just have to find a "god" to deal with the marauding turkeys!
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2017 on IVOM: Thank you, Cathy! at Each Little World
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It is suddenly so wintry that I think I am going to take your advice and just do the minimum necessary. I will probably try to get the beds clear of pods because I won't want to step in there in spring with tiny plants trying to push up.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2017 on Beginning of the month views at Each Little World
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Among other things, they would go extinct rather quickly.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2017 on Armistice Day at Each Little World
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my attempt to turn them into lemonade is a big wooden bowl full of the best looking and biggest pods for fall decor.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2017 on Beginning of the month views at Each Little World
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Definitely been a strange autumn in terms of the usual color and behavior of the trees in my garden.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2017 on Beginning of the month views at Each Little World
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very windy today and pods are coming down like rain.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2017 on Beginning of the month views at Each Little World
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In the spring, they often visit solo. So I suppose I should not take this solo autumn visit as a bad sign.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2017 on Just ducky at Each Little World
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I hope Ethel is OK as well. Made me wonder at her absence and this visit at an unusual time of year.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2017 on Just ducky at Each Little World
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He digs up a few inches of the soil it is growing on, essentially the way you would cut sod. That way it is nicely adhered and the new ground layer tends to attach itself to the new soil in a short time. My problem is that the moss that lands here is not always tightly attached to the soil. Often the really thick and velvety stuff is growing loosely on top of soil and leaves which makes it easy for birds and critters to toss it around. But from an environmental standpoint, I find it inappropriate to take moss from one location like a forest and bring it to your private garden.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2017 on Moss and millstones at Each Little World
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So true. Bunnies don't bother it but the birds most definitely do.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2017 on Moss and millstones at Each Little World
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Isn't that always the way: half of us trying to grow something and the other half trying to kill it!
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2017 on Moss and millstones at Each Little World
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Our autumn frost used to occur between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3 but it has been moving later in the autumn. This year it occurred on Oct. 28.
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It is very high maintenance which is why I like these little spots where it takes care of itself. I did not like the fact that he gets moss from around the world and the country and takes it out of woods and even told a story about removing it from private property.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2017 on Moss and millstones at Each Little World
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