kitchen door

2012.10.04

the end of the bay window

2012.02.11

hosta log 3/20

2011.03.20

noses up:

3/20: caeula, lancifolia, elegans, woodland, erromena, winsome, sum of all, empress wu, olive bailey langdon

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2011 Hosta Orders (so far)

2011.02.19
1 - Georgia Sweetheart  $3.95 (Silvers-Ebert)(arrived 6/4/11)
1 - Radiant Star  $3.95 (Silvers-Ebert)(arrived 6/4/11)
1 - Devil’s Advocate 6.99 (Walters)
1 - Luna Moth 6.49 (Walters)(arrived 6/4/11)
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hosta pic of the day—Hadspen Hawk

2010.07.24
hadspen blue

hadspen hawk

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hosta pic of the day—Iona

2010.07.19
iona

iona

lilies…again…more

2010.07.15

hosta pic of the day—Sundance

2010.07.10

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hosta pic of the day—Dream Weaver

2010.06.26
dream weaver

dream weaver

hosta pic of the day—Kinbotan

2010.06.21
kinbotan

kinbotan

hosta pic of the day—First Frost

2010.06.13
first frost

first frost

hosta pic of the day—Adrian’s Glory

2010.06.12

adrian's glory

adrian's glory

hosta log 5/2

2010.04.19

noses up:

4/2: caeula, apple green, lancifolia

4/3: elegans, beckoning, undulata, pearl lake, korean snow, woodland, decorata, thunderbolt, cinnamon sticks, victory

4/4: erromena, sweet bo peep, winsome, stained glass, lakeside elfin fire

4/10: raspberry sorbet, halcyon, fantasy island, sum and all, kiwi full monty, gold drop, empress wu, lakeside dragonfly, purple lady fingers, purple and gold, el nino

4/12: satisfaction, popo, fried green tomatoes, lakeside legal tender, green mouse ears, blue mouse ears, fragrant fire, golden friendship, twilight, twilight time, first frost, little white lines, thumbelina, krossa regal, june, revolution, abiqua blue crinkles, blue monday, blue cadet, blue ivory,  bressingham blue, sum and substance, royal standard, minuteman, sweet home chicago, orange marmalade, rhapsody, alvatine taylor, teaspoon, katsuragawa beni, olive bailey langdon, winfield blue, whiskey sour, paradigm, bubba, geisha, remember me, hadspen hawk, hadspen blue, middle ridge

4/14: paul’s glory, elvis lives, blue wedgwood, june fever, aardvark, phantom, blue shadows, plantigenea, blue moon, twist of lime, captain kirk, katherine lewis, sagae, touch of class, ultramarine, sun power, devon green, spilt milk, august moon, veronica lake, rainforest sunrise, blue jay

4/16: marilyn monroe, surprised by joy, gypsy rose, eventide, queen of the seas, zager blue, alaskan halo, julie morss, sundance, robin hood, regal splendor, blue hawaii, yin, jester, vanilla cream, allen p mcconnell, iona, whirlwind, earth angel, kinbotan, allegan fog, golden tiara, dream weaver, praying hands, mary marie ann, fortunei hyacinthina, serendipity, grand tiara, silver bay, days end, gold standard

4/17: guacamole, blue mountains, crowned imperial, black hills, everlasting love, francee, grand prize

4/19: great expectations, adrian’s glory, bright lights, praying hands, abiqua drinking gourd, tokudama flavocircinalis, crowned imperial

4/22: grand marquee, patriot, dream queen, dixie chickadee, alex summers, sleeping beauty

4/25: fan dance, frosted dimples, pathfinder, wide brim, midwest magic, francis williams, blue mammoth, strip tease, big foot

4/28: high society, dark star, ghost spirit

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hostas still missing in action 5/2:

2010.04.18

onstage

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coops winter 2010

2010.02.05

New Order/2010 Walters Spring Hosta Extras/monkeywstick/George R

1 Deja Blue 2.99 (Arrived)
1 Flemish Sky 2.99 (A)
1 Rhino Hide 6.99 (Arrived 8/12/10)

New Order/ 2010 Shady Oaks Hosta Co-op/monkeywstick/George R

1 American Sweetheart 3.75 (Arrived 8/12/10)
1 Baby Bunting 2.65 (Arrived)
1 Blue Lollipop 3.25 (A)
1 Camelot 2.75 (A)
1 Cat and Mouse 4.25
1 Dark Shadows 3.75
1 Deep Blue Sea 3.45 (A)
1 Eternal Flame 3.25 (Arrived 8/12/10)
1 Fried Bananas 2.75 (A)
1 Frosted Mouse Ears 4.25 (A)
1 Hope 3.25 (A)
1 Love Pat 2.95
1 Majestic 4.25 (A)
1 Millennium 3.45 (A)
1 Old Glory 3.95
1 Paradise Island 4.25
1 Rainbow’s End 4.25 (Arrived 8/12/10)
1 Thunderbolt 3.75 (A)
1 Titanic 3.95 (A)
1 tokudama aureonebulosa 2.95
1 Vulcan 4.25 (A)
1 Wolverine 3.45

New Order/ 2010 Q&Z Hosta Co-op/monkeywstick/George R

1 Blue River  5.25 (A)
1 Bullet Proof  4.75 (A)
1 Bumblebee 4.75 (A)
1 Cream Cheese 5.25 (Arrived 8/12/10)
1 Deane’s Dream 4.00 (Arrived 8/12/10)
1 Emerald Crown 4.75 (A)
1 Flapjack 6.00 (A)
1 Frosty Morn  4.75 (A)
1 Gemstone 4.75 (Arrived 8/12/10)
1 Grecian Vase  4.75 (A)
1 Grover Cleveland  5.75 (A)
1 Jennifer Bailey 5.25
1 Lakeside Color Blue  6.00 (Arrived 8/12/10)
1 Lakeside Foaming Sea 5.25 (A)
1 LaKESIDE Whizzit  7.00
1 Medeival Age 5.25 (Arrived 8/12/10)
1 On the Border  4.75 (A)
1 Sherborne Swallow  5.25 (A)
1 Ulysses S Grant 4.75 (A)

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today’s harvest

2007.09.10

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today’s harvest

2007.09.07

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hosta update

2007.08.19

hostas in the ground: 45 plants/22 varieties:
[updated images]
Blue Moon (2)
Bressingham Blue (4)
Elegans (3)
Fortunei Hyacinthina (1)
Francee (1)
Frances Williams (5)
Gold Drop (3)
Gold Standard (1)
Halcyon (2)
Jester (1)
June (2)
Krossa Regal (1)
Lancifloria (4)
Midwest Magic (3)
Patriot (1)
Pearl Lake (1)
Royal Standard (1)
Sum and Substance (1)
Tokudama Flav-Circinalis (1)
Undulata Variegata (2)
Wide Brim (4)
Woodland (1)

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baby hostas (updated 8.06.07)

2007.08.06

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harvest

2007.07.23




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hostas

2007.06.22
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who knew?

2007.06.07

came down this am to let the dog out and peering out across the yard–bleary-eyed, pre-coffee–i noted a splash of orange along the back fence. hmmm, i sez to myself, there weren’t nuthin orange in the yard last night when i mowed . . . .

this whole discovering stuff in yr yard is really cool; even for people for whom their yard isn’t a mystery (we’re still in our first year of it), i highly recommend it . . . . maybe hire a service that comes in when yr on vacation and plants shit; then next year yr just surprised . . . . hmmm . . . . a business idea . . . .

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iris

2007.06.07



been bemoaning the fact that we have no irises–my favorite flower–and the then this little bugger (and his friends) shows up . . .

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indigo bunting

2007.05.18

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house todo . . .

2007.05.01

stuff to do

  • clear paths/clean up in prep for furnace/ac install
  • fix and insulate holes in garage ceiling
  • move (?) and setup shop in 1/2 of garage

  • check/catalog paint in the basement; move to other containers where needed
  • paint around new storm door; touch up paint on door
  • paint around new porch lights
  • replace light ficture in back stair
  • replace light swtiches in kitchen
  • grout and paint stone wall in K and DR

  • buy and install new blinds/shades in LR
  • hang new bird feeder
  • clean out SW corner garden
  • buy larger pots/potting soil for indoors and out; repot/move plants
  • plant hostas/bulbs
  • buy/plant herbs

  • buy/plant rhod/azael/hostas
  • clean out/organize shed
  • remove post and rail fence
  • weed all gardens
  • buy Scotts
  • spread Scotts
  • buy deck furniture
  • furniture for front porch?
  • fix rope light where it’s coming loose
  • install additional rope light (?)

  • buy charcoal grill
  • buy wheelbarrow
  • clean up tools
  • move shelves in garage
  • prelim clean out of garage
  • summerize the snowblower (?)
  • paint bedroom; decide on trim/door color
  • roof
  • clean out clothing
  • pump for basement dehumidifier
  • repair low spot in driveway
  • fix/replace timer
  • buy garage refrigerator
  • remove MR window and AC unit; replace

  • buy/install darkening shades etc for MR
  • trace cable and elec lines in basement to clean up
  • electrical issues:

    • map all circuits

    • switch for back stair fixture
    • LR circuits
    • newer AC in MR?
    • upper deck outlet
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    birds

    2007.02.26

    Okay, so I’ve had this bird feeder hanging around the basement for several years; it’s a nice one with a little slate roof I got for Christmas. Just about every year I lived in the townhouse I’d think about getting it out and setting it up (and I may have even done that once) but there weren’t that many birds visible, so . . . .

    Anyway, about a month or so ago, I took my mother to Tractor Supply (which is becoming one of my favorite stores, btw; but that’s another story . . . maybe a blogpost . . . ) to buy some birdfeed for her feeders and I bought a bag for us at LHR too. And some suet cakes. And another feeder. Not sure what got into me.

    So a few days of empty bird feeders followed by bigass snow storms and we now have birds coming out our ears. They’re all over the place. And they’re getting fat. And pushy. Boy, you hear it when those feeders get empty. And loud . . . little bastards wake me up in the morning.

    Read more…

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    counters in

    2007.01.08


    [click pic for more]

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    countertops scheduled for jan 8

    2007.01.01

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    i like the cherry . . . .

    2006.12.13
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    countertops

    2006.10.17

    pics of possible color choices.

    comment to vote . . . .

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