“It’s so green,” I gushed excitedly, gazing out the airplane window as we flew over the Netherlands on our way to Ireland for the first time.
“I didn’t expect it to look almost as green as Ireland….Is it pretty green where you live?” I asked the young German man next to me (it was September, by the way).
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My twins were born in winter.
I don’t think you’ll ever hear anyone use the word “easy” to describe life with twins, especially the first couple years. (Well, except maybe my husband‘s grandmother, but I suspect she either has a selective memory or was way better at life than I am).
Either way, I suppose most of the smart people in my life figured I would take the spring and summer off from gardening that year. Maybe I should have. But gardening is like a breath of fresh air to me, something that turned out to be invaluable when it felt like we were barely keeping our heads above water.
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Have you ever had a little seedling plant that looked so beautiful, until you transplanted it in the garden–only to find it dead the next day?? You don’t just have an unlucky brown thumb–there’s a reason it happened, and ways to prevent it!
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Spring planting is often filled with hope and excitement, visions of a bountiful harvest and plans for what you will do with all of your extra garden produce. But does summer have you feeling discouraged as you wait for a harvest that is slow or nonexistent?
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