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I'm not connected with production of the show. I have been featured in a few short spots. I didn't see the one about the turkey and Christmas Carol, although I bet you are right. Thanks for keeping everyone on their toes!
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Glad you found the info useful!
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Hi Jen: That was one of my favorites! You are so lucky to live in beautiful Charleston. I make it a point to visit whenever I spend time in Savannah. Glad you enjoyed seeing your box in the blog.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on Join Me on an Early Morning Walk? at The Garden Buzz
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Fixed it, thanks for the heads up!
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My husband and I have a deal. When it comes to commerce in our household, he buys, I sell. This means he does all the Christmas shopping! I know, what kind of woman makes her husband do all the Christmas shopping? It's more like I let him. He's just better at it and loves getting out in the hustle bustle of the season. He's first out of the gate on Black Friday while I sit back and wait to see what he brings back in his sack of goodies. I may not be a big shopper but I know what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
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As the snowy weather hinted at its arrival, the wind had roared all night pushing and shoving the big trees outside my window. The next day as I walked back from the coffee shop (where I drink tea) I noticed this lovely nest on the sidewalk where it had been shook loose from the limbs above. Bird Nest with Zip Ties and Hydrangea Each nest is unique but this one even more so. The bird who made this nest recycled! Well, all of nesting material is recycled if you look at it from a bird's point of view. But this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
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You've probably seen a similar family; three kids with dirty dishwater blond hair and one suspiciously fiery redhead. Ha, that's the story of my sumac shrubs. I've got lots of Fragrant Sumac, 'Gro-Low', a great native plant cultivar. It's a low maintenance, adaptable plant, a spreading tall groundcover in masses or a striking stand alone specimen. The majority of mine is planted as a long hedge along the driveway. Others are here and there spotted among rocks and grasses above my rain swale. Three different locations and three different shades of fall color. The brightest red is behind the house... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
I've never, ever even entertained the idea of a guest blog post before. But I decided to make an exception. You see this is no ordinary guest post. I know Jenny and Jenny knows her stuff. And I'm a big believer in raised beds. I've been growing edibles for over twenty years and my new raised beds are a joy to use, plus my veggies are happier than ever. As a professional landscaper, Jenny knows the nuts and bolts of building raised beds, as a gardener she knows how they work from seed to harvest. Enjoy! Better Soil, Better Drainage,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
Mike its possible hes just sleeping. Check on him later. Rhonda Sent from my iPhone
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I plant pineapple sage but only for the wonderful scented foliage, it never blooms before frost! Lots of Monarchs thru here, but hope for more next year.
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Fall asters are a magnet for bees. What's still blooming and buzzing in your garden? Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
Thanks for stopping by the blog Jeanne. Good to hear of your healthy frog population.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on Frog Wrangling in the Garden at The Garden Buzz
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It is good to see them, especially after the extreme winter.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on Frog Wrangling in the Garden at The Garden Buzz
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It's said that frogs are a sign of a healthy garden. The season started here with a few frogs hopping among my plants this spring. Then I noted a few more of the spotted green amphibians known as Northern Leopard Frogs in my water feature and a smaller fountain. I was so glad to see them already established and thriving in my new landscape. Then I happened to look down into the window well located alongside the raised beds of my kitchen garden. Eight feet down I counted eight frogs sitting on the pebbles at the bottom of the well... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
Donna: I'm not sure where you live so it's hard to say what to do. If you can wait until a frost and then trim back branches that would be less harmful. If you prune a lot now, it will try to put on new growth, which will not be hardy for winter. I would worry more about the root system and make sure to allow for a large root ball. It may take several people with it being an awkward size. Water it well in its new home. Best of luck. ---Rhonda
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Kristin, so it leans toward more of a tapenade? What a great idea. Thanks for that tip.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on Basil Bonanza? Easy Pesto Recipe at The Garden Buzz
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Patti: I'll have to try that! Sounds like a great time saver. Thanks for stopping by.
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Mike, they are not going to be crisp when thawed. I would add them to a recipe and since you would be using these in a cooked recipe I imagine once they are sautéed, baked, roasted whatever, they would be a little limp anyway. I'd rather have my own a bit soggy rather than store bought in the winter!
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Can you freeze bell peppers? Certainly. There are several ways but I like this quick and easy method I found on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln website. It's the same as the one I use to freeze berries so I savor summer even in the snowy winter. 'Candy Apple' Bell Peppers just starting to turn red, a great variety with thick walls I've been waiting patiently for my bell peppers to turn that gorgeous shade of red that gives color and sweetness to any recipe. Imagine my disappointment when I noticed that the plant was so weighed down with beautiful bells... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
Thanks Mike. Always good to have you stop by the blog.
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This has been a good year for butterflies, often see four or five different species all at one time flittering around the garden.
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What's blooming? It's more like what's buzzing, and fluttering for this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in August 2104! It's no secret that The Garden Buzz is all about a lively garden. I've always believed a garden isn't really alive unless there are lots of creatures about. Everyone is concerned about pollinators and people are just now coming to realize, what gardeners have known all along, how important a role they play in our gardens and lives. While I'm at it, I'd love to invite you to join me at #pollin8rchat. It's a Twitter Chat where we bring together people, plants... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
Mike I think I know that look. My FIL always kind of smirks when I let something grow on so I can ID it. One time, he was like, ya know that's hogweed don't you?
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Is it a weed or a wildflower? How do you make the call? When I'm weeding my yard and I come upon an unfamiliar set of leaves, do you do like me and let it be for a bit? Wondering what this uninvited but determined plant will become? I do like horticultural surprises. Will it be a delightful wildflower blown by the wind only to serendipitously land in your garden? Or will be a seedy, rhizomatous monster set on world domination, taking down your garden with it? How do you handle this gardening dilemma? We've all seen those cute little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at The Garden Buzz
I always hesitate to give unsolicited advice,( like with the trees that are volcano mulched around the corner!) I imagine they will question their results since it appears to be someone who is into trying different things. Just wish they'd loosen up. Thanks for stopping by.
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