Deuce Cities Henhouse

Fall Landscaping and Garden Clean-Up

Hello Friends! You know it's that time of year when you've got to starting thinking about all that boring, tedious, endless yard work you've got comin' at cha. That's how most people see it anyway, but I actually find a lot of satisfaction from getting my garden in tip-top shape. It helps knowing that that extra effort will give your garden and lawn the best shot at a great spring. Here's a few of the things that are on my fall check list every year. Happy end-of-year gardening, to ya. Lower READ MORE
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Garden Beds, Man. They’re Never Done!

The thing I love about gardening is that it's never done, at least for me. It's always a work in progress and I'm always striving for that perfect flower bed. I've always had a tenuous relationship with our front foundation garden bed. There are two big reasons that it's not successful, one is that I don't really have the vision for it, I never have. In my eyes, the front of the house is far from done, I see lots of potential projects in our future years here; such as replacing the front steps READ MORE
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My July Garden

Veggies Hello, Friendz! As I mentioned earlier this summer, my garden has had a rough go of it this season. The side garden was torn up and trampled by worker dudes, the veggie garden couldn't be accessed for maintenance due to piles of dirt next to them, and I lost my Japanese maple. Yes, I am sad to announce that the maple is officially a goner. Happily, I did replace it with a new Empire I Japanese maple and I planted it in a different location. I have my fingers READ MORE
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Cut Flowers From The Garden

Hey Guys! Hope you all had a sweet weekend. I spent mine painting our basement like I was born to do it. Even though I spent so much time in the basement, I made it a priority to get in some of quality time in the garden, one of my first times being able to do so all summer. I spent the good part of a day cleaning out my overgrown lettuce garden, weeding, and repairing and reseeding the lawn where it had been damaged during the egress window installation. I feel much better about where things READ MORE
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My June Garden

huchera It's been an up and down sort of gardening season. What I thought was going to be a piece-of-cake established garden has been anything but. Things have been dying this year, specifically the Japanese maple, but I also lost phlox, clematis, coneflower, and a few iris. I've been replacing what I can here and there, in addition to adding a few new perennials to the mix as well. I've replaced the Bloodgood Japanese maple with an Empire I Japanese maple. I planted READ MORE
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