Category Archive: Jonesen’

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Apr 24

There’s Something About Spring

Gardening Jones gets a wee bit philosophical and aging and the spring season.

Every year in the spring I go a wee bit crazy.   Okay, sometimes more than that. Like the year I quit smoking. Don’t ask. đŸ˜‰ I find I feel a strong need for a change. Some years that meant a perm, others a freshly painted room. This year it is much more intense. So much …

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Mar 20

Feeding the Gardening Addiction

Gardening Jones shares her newest addiction, a gardening subscription box.

Admitting you have a problem is the first step they say, and I came right out with it back in 2009 when this blog began. It’s all above right there in the byline. I never meant to be cured, mind you; but rather to share my passion and experience with others. And okay, to get …

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Feb 19

Survey Says?

Your responses to a few quick questions would help us a great deal, and you may win a wonderful gardening package to boot!

Dec 17

The Never Ending Garden


Gardening doesn’t end just because the weather turns cold, it just changes. You needn’t suffer withdrawal, you only need to think outside the raised bed. 1. Grow food from scraps even indoors. Our take on it. 2. Set up a seed starting system, even a small one. Here’s a link to keeping it on the …

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Oct 04

A Positive Attitude – You Can Grow That!

smiles in the garden

“It seems like gardeners are never happy,” my husband commented a number of years ago, “Either it’s too hot or it’s too cold, too much rain or not enough. I thought gardening was supposed to be fun.” Now I knew he wasn’t talking about gardeners in general, he only knows one. He meant me. And …

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Aug 11

3 Reasons to Grow Yard Long Beans

why to grow yard long beans

This is our first time growing yard long beans, and it is so much fun that I’m almost tempted to use an exclamation point. (Writers rule: You only get 1 exclamation point to use in your lifetime. Choose wisely.) Of course, there is also a writers rule about using parenthesis, but I won’t go into …

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Jul 28

The Gardening Half Way Mark


Do you find yourself looking back at the gardening year-to-date when you get mid-way through? That’s about where we are here in our Zone 5/6 gardens, and while we anxiously wait for spaces to open for our Fall plants, we also make notes as to what we intend to change next year. We would love …

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Jul 12

Survey Says?

growing tomatillos

Would you please take a few minutes to fill out a short survey? It actually will benefit you. How? Your answers can help us make our posts more interesting and specific to what you want. This is completely anonymous; all we will see are all the answers, no names or anything else like that. Be …

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Mar 29

The Myth of the Green Thumb

“I have a brown thumb, I can’t grow anything.” Or worse, “I have 2 black thumbs, I kill every plant I touch.” Sometimes I’ll joke that I kill houseplants, that I am only good at growing outdoors. Truth be told, when I lived in a house with a huge bay window that faced southeast, I …

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Jan 20

Confession #401 What? No More Garden Center?

planters for growing corn

So over the weekend Mandolin and I were out running a few errands; post office, grocery store, etc. When we pulled in to the Home Depot parking lot, he said “I’ll just be a minute, really, I just need a piece of hardware. You can wait in the car if you want. I’ll leave the …

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