Category Archives: Xeriscaping

Learning To Say No

Yes, I know, another long stretch with no Word From The Bird.  It’s not because I don’t want to write; I miss my blog.  But I have been a bit overwhelmed for the last month or so with spring cleaning, planting … Continue reading

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Spring Garden

At long last the stone work in the landscape is done and my garden has gone in.  And now we wait.  Planting this garden has been very different from my usual way of doing things.  Usually I go to the … Continue reading

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Start Gardening!

Traditionally Mothers Day is the official start of the gardening season in my corner of New Mexico.  Ironically, it is the same start date in the Chicago area.  And, as evidenced by the freeze we had here last week, you don’t … Continue reading

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Hear the Wind Blow

Today was the last “Winter Growers Market” here in Corrales.  The summer Growers Market opens on Easter Sunday.  And while the outdoor growing season isn’t really far along enough to produce much, I was able to get some great leaf lettuce and … Continue reading

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Can’t Wait to Garden

The days have been pretty warm here in Corrales – mid-sixties to low seventies.  And, if it weren’t for the wind they would be picture perfect.  they have been the kind of days that lull you into a false sense … Continue reading

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Country Girl

Anyone who reads this blog on a semi-regular basis knows I grew up in the Chicago suburbs – except for a very few years when I lived in Wisconsin.  Growing up in the suburbs was far different from living in … Continue reading

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Iris Takeover

At last.  An afternoon free to spend in the garden.  Today was transplant the irises day.  The previous owners planted irises along the east side of the house and they have been happily growing there for at least the last eight … Continue reading

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