What do you see when you peek outside at your garden on a gloomy, cold day? Mrs. P sees Patsy Cline singing, “You don’t loooovvve me anymore.”
Well, after all the inside activities of the Christmas holidays are over, what can I say to Patsy except, “I’m soooooorrry, so sooooorrrry, please accept my apologies.”
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How do Boozy Bulbs, Culinary Bouquets, and Clog Containers sound? Confusing? Not if you’re Mrs. P, The Big Guy’s helper, and Queen of Garden Gift ideas.
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Drought, Drought, Drought. Aren’t you tired of hearing how we’re doomed to vaporize into the haze? Hey, Bakersfield gardeners, we’re tougher than that. We’re fighters. We’re survivors. We’re not Chicken Littles, crying that the sky is falling. We will make it through this dry spell.
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Take it from Mrs. P, let’s have Fun in the Dirt.
Graduations! Weddings! School’s Out! If you’ve been on top of the situation, botanically speaking, and your garden is in A-Number-One, Primo condition, read no further. You’re all set to host celebrations and parties. Or, if you’re in the majority of backyard backsliders, look up! Snap to! Mrs. P is talking to you! Time to get busy weeding, trimming, and cleaning up. Next you’ll be able to plant, plant, plant. Bouquets of flowers from your own yard, fruits, vegetables, and herbs make June and July’s special occasions much more enjoyable and more affordable.
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Ketchup ‘n’ Fries from ONE plant…huh?
STRANGE BUT TRUE! This all natural duo is a cherry tomato above ground and over four pounds of potatoes below ground, ALL ON THE SAME PLANT!
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My neighbor, Rosemary, and I were having lunch the other day. We got to speculating whether we will have a decent early spring or go Bam! Right into summer. As we talked, we considered that this is the kind of question that divides the garden optimists from the pessimists. Mrs. P has decided to explore this idea. To determine which way you lean, see which of these phrases best describes you. Between us, I’ll bet most gardeners have a little of each in us. All phrases, of course, were scientifically chosen and peer-reviewed. Of course.
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