I’ve been out on my motorcycle exploring for a few days and making photos. Nothing compares to the beauty of this flower in my driveway.
I’m not positive that this is a clematis. They look like what the neighbor called a clematis and they just showed up on my property. I’m making assumptions. The bees love them.
I questioned whether I should keep including these photos of flowers and plants. Photos like this are not unique at all. I’m going to keep going with them because as I refer back to this blog, the break of something this beautiful gives something to the flow of reading that I like.
The next posts will probably be from motorcycle rides this past weekend to Cincinnati and West Virginia.
Weeds are one of the biggest reasons that I put off gardening for so long. It sucks to spend a nice evening bent over in a garden removing weeds. I previously thought that the only alternative was pouring weed killer and I’m just not going to ruin my soil and risk everyone’s safety around my yard with chemicals that neither I or the person selling them to me know anything about.
Some searching on the Internet led me to the stirrup hoe. This simple and inexpensive tool easily removes weeds without requiring the user to bend over. I paid about $5 for mine that’s just like the one in this video at a discount retailer and the quality is sufficient. You don’t put much stress on them, so a really high quality stirrup hoe isn’t going to do you much good unless you’re known for leaving your tools out in the weather and need added protection for that.
Here’s a video I found that shows how to use one. If you’re new to gardening like I am, save your back and your wallet by picking one of these up.
I like the community garden downtown Newark, Ohio. I don’t know the details about it, but it’s nice to see space not going to waste and I can compare how it’s doing compared to my own at home. I like the idea of a raised bed with cinder blocks and as soon as I come up with a reasonable and cost effective way to keep my dogs out of the garden, I’m going to try something similar in my back yard.
I notice that they use the holes in the cinder blocks for strawberries and flowers. The strawberries will not spread out this way, so that makes sense, but I’m going to have to find out what flowers are used and why.
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