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Now that it’s the middle of August and back-to-school season, it is sadly apparent that summer is beginning to wind down (oh, woe!). However, we still have plenty of warm and sunny days, and to celebrate the remainder of growing season, I thought I would share a late summer garden update to let you know how things fared in our yard this season.

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Well, the good news is that my last basil plant didn’t technically die like the first one. The bad news is that it just never grew once I brought it home and repotted it. I put it in a nice, sunny window and watered it carefully, but I didn’t see any new growth whatsoever after about a month. In my ever-continuing quest to be successful at growing a kitchen herb garden, I decided to try a new approach with a third plant and see if I could finally achieve some basil success.

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Despite nearly three solid days of rain (one afternoon of which, as much as it galls me to recount, was actually snow), Bart and I were amazingly productive this weekend. Our goal for the weekend was to construct the baseboard heater cover for the spare bedroom–the last project remaining before touching up paint and calling it D-O-N-E. But we did pretty much everything but that.

Hey, whatever works. If putting one single task on our to-do list results in knocking off fifteen that have also been languishing there, then I guess it was a worthy trade.

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I’m on yet another snow day today. Have I mentioned that I’m fed up with winter already?

Recently I reported on my holiday tradition of growing bulbs in the house and subduing at least part of the gloominess of winter with some fresh blooms. Sadly, the last of my paperwhites have faded now; meanwhile, the weather is still atrocious and not even hinting of letting up. However, yet another snowstorm can’t bury the desire to see something green thriving around our house, and our winter defiance planting has been heating up in anticipation of spring.

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