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Tip Time: What to do with Coffee Grounds

The TIPS: Sprinkle coffee grounds around plants to deter slugs and snails. Coffee grounds are an ideal and economical soil amendment.  The grounds act as a slow release fertilizer with some of the nutrients available immediately and other nutrients available over a period of time. Earthworms love coffee grounds so they further condition the soil. Apparently cats don’t like […]

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Smiles and a Brass Rose

Observed along the way: She walks along the roadway, a clouded afternoon, the sea air warm for an early March day. Her smile contagious and given to her soul’s inner thoughts. A middle aged couple, chatting freely, the woman’s arms flitting in sync with her thoughts, he smiles knowingly. Another woman approaching briskly, head held […]

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Pretty maids all in a row

… hanging out in my garden. Sure I know I haven’t been hanging out here much but there is such a wonderful life out there … can you forgive me for not hanging out online these days?) PS: Yes, I did promise to post some updates and, like the rain or the bugs in my […]

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words, marvelous words, and rain too

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~Aristotle “Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ~Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine {bee on rhododendron, above} {busy bee blurred in background, above} April Rain Song Let the […]

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the fallen

I’ve always loved how flower petals look when they have fallen, particularly when they pool like these have done. I’ve been taking a few photos lately so I’ll share some in the next few days — and will even include flower petals still on their respective plants! How does your garden grow? “Softly and still […]

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What would life be without homegrown tomatoes?

All photographs on this site are the exclusive Copyright © Diane M. Schuller. All Rights Reserved. Permission directly from Diane is required should you wish to copy or use a photo for any purpose. I’m a reasonable person and we can work something out. Thank you for doing the right thing. It’s been years — […]

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