Backyard Thoughts

  • A little time off…

    As of this writing, I’ve been off for a little over 3 weeks due to the Covid-19 outbreak. My real job is a hairstylist and apparently the powers that be view that as “non-essential”….although my clients may disagree! The positive? I finally have focused time to start blogging again and share my passion for making […]

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  • Time to Really Learn About Gardening

    It’s February 1, 2018 and I’m on a mission.  My mission should be getting to bed, but not before I implore you to do one thing:  jot down your gardening goals for this year and start researching them THIS WEEKEND.  Year after year, for me, February 1 turns into May 1 in like, a millisecond […]

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  • Backyard Tour Part 4

    I lied in the video, 😂, this is PART 4 of my yard tour! What can I say, there’s a lot to cover! Grab a beer, a 🍷 or a soda ….here we go!

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  • Jelly Melon Review

    So, I grew myself some Jelly Melons!  What are those, you ask?  Well I’ve made a little video just for that question :

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  • Backyard Tour Part 3

    For your viewing pleasure, I present to you the 3rd (of 5) leg of my yard tour.

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  • The New Suburban Yard Model

    Okay, so I hope this will be the new model for yards in the suburbs!  This is the first of maybe 5 (?) videos of my yard, as requested by a few friends and family, much to my delight!  When I share what I’ve done over the last several years to our yard, it’s not […]

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  • Do What Makes You Happy

                      It’s going to be a hot and steamy day today here in Columbus, Ohio. The projected temperature is supposed to hover around 91 with a decent dose of humidity.  I thought this would be a great morning to head over to the Scioto River and go […]

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  • A Bevy of Birds

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  • What to do About Transplant Shock

    As I’ve been moving and shaking things up in my yard, I decided to move my Golden Elderberry to a better spot.  I stayed a good distance out from the base of the bush so I could try to get most of the main roots and was shocked that the roots weren’t a little more […]

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  • Guilding a Food Forest

    Okay, that was a stolen play on words, coming from the fella that inspired our front yard transformation, Michael Judd, the author of Edible Landscaping. Since I’m learning as I go – and I’m trying to learn fast -the short of it is that we’ve built a “forest guild” or a “food forest” of sorts. […]

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