Everyday life Gardening Leah St. James

Adventures in plants, part…whatever

It’s a gorgeous winter day here in southeastern Virginia – mid-60s and sunny — so I thought I’d take advantage of the warmth and repot my two currently thriving plants. (Those of you who don’t know me should know this could be seen as plant-i-cide. I’m known to kill plants just by being in the same room with them.) Here are my two beauties as they were: an African violet that’s grown to the size…

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Everyday life Gardening

Just call me “Death to Plants”

Once someone asked me what my Native American name would be. I never could decide, until it struck me recently:  Death to Plants. When my boys were young and we lived in New Jersey in a house with a big 100×100 yard, I planted a vegetable garden. I knew next to nothing about growing vegetables, but I figured I lived in the Garden State, anything would grow. Using a shovel, hoe and hand tools, I…

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