Category Archives: before and after

Gardendate: January 2015

Captain’s Log, January 2015: First a rehash; 2014 saw the Fairegarden enterprise make a tumultuous relocation of its home base in August, selling and turning over the helm after a fourteen year stint as its captain on a steep slope … Continue reading

Posted in before and after, New garden | 32 Comments

Progress As The Curtain Drops on 2014

Things have been moving ever onward here at the newly relocated Fairegarden. Fall veggies have progressed nicely in the cold frame. There has also been progress made in the back yard. We have moved many times in our adult lives … Continue reading

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Along the Long Wall

You, dear readers are hereby invited to the before and after and everything in between story of the long wall behind the main house. This is an in depth explanation of the evolution of the Fairegarden told from the perspective … Continue reading

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Daylilies At Peak

More daylilies were not needed, that was a certainty. This year has been different concerning the daylilies, Hemerocallis ssp., though. There has been regular and abundant rainfall, for one and more importantly, the yearly family beach vacation that usually involves … Continue reading

Posted in before and after, Plant Portrait, Road Trips | 14 Comments

What Was Once Lost…

It was feared you were a goner… …When all of your leaves turned brown and fell off last summer. Since the first year you bloomed, the lone survivor out of four boxed tree peony roots planted, it has been a … Continue reading

Posted in before and after, Plant Portrait, Seasonal Chores | 22 Comments

Looking Through (Ever)Green Colored Glasses

Sometimes the winter weather outside is abysmal. Winter can cause bereavement for the color drenched gardens of spring and summer for some. But not here in the Fairegarden. Extensive research has included trying every single plant said to offer winter … Continue reading

Posted in before and after, Garden Bloggers Foliage Day | 22 Comments

Where To Start?

After the frenzy of family and fun as one year turns into the next, a gardener’s eyes, and the to-do list turn to the garden. It can be overwhelming, all that needs doing. The fact that each year the bulbs … Continue reading

Posted in before and after, Seasonal Chores | 19 Comments