Gardening


by Julie Branstetter, Th.B. On this page you will find a conglomeration of projects, photos and thoughts on gardening to help inspire you. I love to garden, it is one of the most relaxing and rewarding things I do. Even though it involves quiet a bit of work and time, with a few tips in hand, it is always time very well spent. Have any tips you've learned in the garden? Guest posts are always welcome!

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OUR LITTLE 'ELSIE'

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : Garden Fruits 
When my neighbor's wife died, he went into an old folks home and when his family cleaned out his home to sell it they brought over all of her pottery for gardening. I would see Mrs. Elsie work on her carport many times with those pots, taking cuttings and creating new trees from the ones she had growing in her yard already. One of the pots had a tree growing in it (almost 2 ft tall). It was pretty and since it was a reminder of Mrs. Elsie I just kept it on my gardening table outside. E...

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STRAWBERRY GARDEN BLUES

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Friday, June 15, 2012, In : Garden Fruits 
Well, I finally did it.  I pulled up the boards around my strawberry bed (100 sq ft) and mowed over the entire thing. I cut up the wood for fire pit burning in the evenings because I do hate to waste. I didn't want to mow over the berry patch but I had to, it was an eye sore that hurt more everyday to see.  It wasn't easy to do since I had to wait a year before I could even profit from those strawberries, but they didn't do well this year and I have learned a few things over the course of the...

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WHILE I'M WAITING

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Garden Fruits 
While I am waiting for the winter to slip into Spring I am planning my raised garden beds and wondering about my strawberries.  This winter has been very mild, so much so that the strawberries never really died back.  I cut them back in the fall and covered them with straw however some of this winter has been so consistently mild and it has caused the plants to continue to grow.
They really have grown back and the strawberry plants are peeking out of the straw here and there.  I do hope this ...
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