Tag Archives: garden clean up

It’s not too late to put the beds to bed

This is the last post for Proctor’s Apprentices this year.  Usually we go through the end of December.  We’re not sure if we’ll do our annual decorating for Thanksgiving at Samaritan House this year either.  Stay tuned as I may … Continue reading

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It’s time for the second half

Have you been sitting and admiring your garden in full bloom?  We’ve ooo’d and ahh’d over the garden for the last three or four weeks.  We can still keep our garden in shape for the second half of the season. It … Continue reading

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Week 13 – Summer clean up in the Hell Strip

Around the garden today: Today the apprentices split iris and cleaned up what Rob calls the Hell Strip.  This is the piece of land between the sidewalk and the street.  It’s hard to mow and water so why not put … Continue reading

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Week 11 – It’s time for a trim

  Today was all about trimming stuff.  Tree stuff, plant stuff, old bloom stuff. Since we just had the tour and there was a special blog about it I’m not doing photos from around the garden today.  See previous post … Continue reading

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Week 3 – Waffle Gardening

LOVE THE WAFFLE GARDEN idea.  This is one of my favorite things I’ve learned as an apprentice.  You can grow your own waffles in the garden. HAHA – in all seriousness, this is one of the favorite things I’ve learned … Continue reading

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It’s time to plant peas and….

It’s finally here!!  It’s time to plant cool weather crops. Hopefully you have started your spring gardening cleanup.  It’s time to get those beds ready.  It’s time to make those waffle gardens.  (If you’re unfamiliar with the waffle garden, check … Continue reading

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Week 33 – The yes and no of Fall garden cleanup

We’ve had a little snow and a couple of frosts and maybe a freeze so it’s time to get out and get the garden in shape for Spring and do some fall cleanup.  You should have already brought the plants … Continue reading

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Week 27 – It’s time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs

Sorry about the sporadic posting lately.  We used to go every Thursday to the garden and film live segments.  Lately they have been coming on Wednesday and we tape two segments to be shown the next two weeks.  Now, it … Continue reading

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Week 24 – It’s time to reap what you sow

It’s HARVEST TIME!!  If you have a veggie or herb garden it’s time to get out there and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  Peppers, tomatoes, squash, onions, beets, carrots, beans, eggplant, cucumbers, oregano, basil, sage, thyme, dill.  What did … Continue reading

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Week 22 – Summer garden maintenance

We’ve been sitting back and admiring the borders in the yard.  It’s now time to keep them looking that way.  It’s time to deadhead, trim and cut back some of the plants that are getting long and leggy and unmanageable.  … Continue reading

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