Tag Archives: Summer Gardening

     My itty-bitty courtyard garden is suffering against the oppressive heat that is this year’s New Orleans summer.      My gardening spirit has sunk a bit with it- but I water on (if for no other reason than to stand with the stalwarts) like the lilies.      As a rule of thumb, the lily […]

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     Last night it was just too damn hot to cook anything interesting- too hot to even chew. Really.     What to do?     We fell back on an all-american favorite- the hamburger- grilled to perfection, covered in melted blue, tucked between a garlic-buttered grilled onion bun.      Accompanied by a dozen chilled deviled […]

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     Yesterday I opined about the pathetic condition of the itty-bitty courtyard garden (think; too much heat, too much rain, too many invaders, too black black spot) but in fact, there are a few stalwarts hanging on- the last three tomatoes, the carrots, the eggplant, and the basil.      I am picking the red […]

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     Least you think all is forever perfect at A Pleasant House: behold the summer garden- overgrown, or brown, or thin, or just petering-out in general.      Mold is growing before our very eyes (no matter that we Jomax), hornworms are using our tomato’s as condo’s, the roses have stopped budding, the echinacea is […]

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