Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category


Posted on July 12th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »

My birthday came this year on the heels of the wildest storm I’ve seen in all my 9 summers in Kansas City! We lost power for less than 24 hours, but many of our neighbors didn’t fare so well, and are only now having their power restored. Somehow, our lilies survived the crazy winds, hailstones, […]

how to eat your front yard (and not get caught)

Posted on June 18th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  Comments Off on how to eat your front yard (and not get caught)

It occurred to me that I haven’t posted any pictures of the front yard…since it turned green! Yay! So here it is. First of all, I was really disappointed that of the 3 packages of shasta daisy seeds I planted, not one seed sprouted! Hmm…how hard can plain old daisies be to grow? Maybe I […]

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green is my favorite color

Posted on June 6th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

The beginnings of cherry tomatoes, carrot tops, baby cucumber plants, a tiny serrano pepper, leafy lettuce, curly garlic scapes, and herbs (sage, chives, dill, parsley). They are all growing happily with all the rain and sun we’ve had this spring!

first harvest

Posted on May 23rd, 2010 by mountain girl  |  Comments Off on first harvest

The first strawberries. This was last week, since my posts have not been so timely. But the strawberries were definitely timely! Who doesn’t love a juicy, red strawberry? They make your mouth rejoice. And the radishes…crunchy and juicy, with a bit of a bite of their own. Happy, yet sad. A season, whether a season of  time […]

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glints of heaven

Posted on May 5th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

Sometimes I am amazed at how close the earth can bring you to the sky. They really do meet, you know. During these weeks of gardening (and sporadic blogging!) it seems we’ve enjoyed a little bit of heaven in our own backyard. Though still very much a work in progress, here are a few pictures […]