Tag Archives: Gardening

     Sometimes, you get lucky and a last minute invitation turns out to the best night in your life.     Sometimes, you get even more lucky, and that little number you’ve put at the back of the closet actually fits- again.     Sometimes, the stars are frigging aligned, and you get a good night’s […]

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    The three most important P‘s of a gardeners life:         Planting– is all anticipation. You’ve devoured the seed catalogs, convinced yourself that this year will be different, have spent obscene amounts of time planning the design, and sharpened your tools. You’re like a ninja farmer that can beat the house odds […]

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  • Ed - Nice looking set up cheryl! Looks like all is going well, spring is here!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It really is a nice set-up Ed. I’m very happyhappyhappy. This is a great solution to urban gardening- and not stooping over to weed, but not as cool as chickens.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I know about planting, not very good at pruning (do a lesson post please) and I know all about kitties and the treasures they leave in the garden. Lovely post !ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Greenthal - Oh how I wish I could grow things…my thumb is as black as night. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Well then just stop in now and again to get your ‘green thumb’ on. A lot of things bloom at apleasanthouse- flowers, fruit, veggies, kitties, crazy…..ReplyCancel

  • afterthekidsleave.com - Makes me long for the snow to leave…so I can get out in the garden!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I’m originally from NE Ohio and I feel your pain. I’ll just dig in the dirt in your honor- down here- in the sunshine.ReplyCancel

  • Rich Rumple - Definitely looks like you know what you’re doing here. The only way I could ever have a green thumb is if I stuck it in dye. I killed a cactus once, so I knew my gardening career was over. C’est le vie! Nice post!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - This just runs in my genes- with a skip or two. Started with my grandmother (who’s name was Daisy!) and totally skipped over my mother. But it landed on me so all’s good in love and the garden. Thanks for stopping by Rich.ReplyCancel

  • Julie DeNeen - Your blog is always so pretty. it just feels like spring around here. Can’t wait to see the popping out of our garden this summer!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Thanks Julie. Pretty is good in this world of not so much (Uughhh I’ve got to turn off the news!).ReplyCancel

  • AmyG - Great pictures and fun post! I like your cape!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I don’t keep them hidden in my closet- I wear them- sort of like bringing out the sterling spoons to dig in the dirt.ReplyCancel

     If you’re ever having a cardiac situation, showing signs of blockage, feeling faint, or experiencing a tingling sensation in your left arm, you can stop by my garden and I’ll feed you with a crushed leaf, or two, off of my lovely Digitalis, because, I know, damn right well, that when you go, […]

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  • GK Adams - Absolutely GORGEOUS! That made my Monday a lot better! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • afterthekidsleave.com - Beautiful! I love foxgloves, and must remember to plant some this spring. I have just the right place for them….ReplyCancel

  • Petra @ Deeprooted - These are amazing Cheryl! And that name: foxgloves…interesting! I have no idea neither of the german, nor the french equivalent, but will have a closer look as they are such beauties! I couldn’t even choose which I like best…..ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - The latin, and scientific classification is Digitalis. Ask around your area using that term, in french, of course. Oui Oui!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Beautiful, beautiful – love these flowers. Some people’s blog you read for the joy of it – that’s you?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - That’s such a compliment. Some people you hope will leave a comment- just for the joy of it- that’s you!ReplyCancel

  • The Desert Rocks - Wow, no way would those grow where I live. I love them!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - They are a perennial, but it gets so hot here in the summer, that the root systems just sort of ‘melt’ so I grow them an an annual- pricey, but I can’t live without them!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Lovely flowers!ReplyCancel

     I love to grow things.GrowGrowGrow.     If I can’t Grow I can’t breath.     Really.     Flowers, vegetables, fruit, friends, kid’s (not so much my ever widening middle region- I’ve got to cut-back on the grape…. thinking….nope).     The first garden I was ever acutely aware of was my grandmother Daisy’s (yes, that […]

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  • Sue - Wow, love these old pix from Grandma’s garden. My Grandma gardened extensively and beautifully, but we were never allowed (in) the garden unless we were weeding…she was strict and not all that kid fun-loving. But, Mom’s flower garden was open for business and I especially enjoyed picking tomatoes to eat at will, much to the yuk of my little friends. I come from a large family too….10 counting mom and dad.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Nicholl - Surprisingly my grandmother never grew vegetables, and my mother (her daughter-n-law) had a black thumb. No tomatoes for me in my youth! What a rip-off!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Once after we were all grown up, I found out that a brother does not like tomatoes. I don’t know how he grew up in our family not liking tomatoes. My grandfather grew grapes, strawberries, and….. currents and they served them up quite a bit….it’s hard to like currents!!! O Happy Flowers to you!ReplyCancel

     When you get to my age, you’ve pretty much done a bunch, seen a lot, not only bought the tee shirt but washed it a couple thousand times.     So when I see my flower garden pushingpushingpushing out of the ground each spring I begin to pant, moan, and squeeze my toes.     […]

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  • Tink - Those delphiniums are gorgeous. I love the color!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Almost surreal! Do you know that BLUE is the most elusive color in nature. Hard to find. Purple- yes. But BLUE- not so much.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Your itty-bitty courtyard plot is to die for. I am nuts for Delphinium. Why do I live in the north in snow land, as today is so cold I had to put a hat on to stop the windchill, and here you have this lush garden already, so yeah, its an orgasm.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Harris - I have a black thumb… I will have to vicariously live through your garden. Although I will admit, I have a thing for rose bushes. But we have a gardener so no maintenance needed from me! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julie Deneen - Flower orgasms huh? I think it’s certainly possible! Lovely pictures!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - You’ve got to get’em where you can find ’em at my age. Hahahah. Love it when you stop by and Comment Julie! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Sprenger - Not sure how you managed to pull off that elusive combo of gorgeous photos and absolutely HILARIOUS, but you did it! HA!ReplyCancel

  • Stacia - uh. wow. so my seedlings in the bathtub look kinda pathetic now. LOLReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Nicholl - Pathetic Paspemdic (wow- that was a failure) but not about the orgasm stuff.ReplyCancel

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