Growing Peppers in Zone 5: A Memoir

June 2, 2016 Pinkie 0

June is upon us and with that, my annual pepper growing season has begun.  I live in Montana, which luckily places me in zone 5.  I say luckily because my brother, also in Montana, lives in zone 4.  It’s crazy […]

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Flowering Maple

May 30, 2016 Pinkie 0

The flowering maple, or Abutilon (affiliate link), is a plant with leaves that resemble a maple tree.  It is not actually related to maple trees, sharing a closer relation to such flowering plants as hibiscus.  Flowering maple can be grown […]

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Terrarium Bottle

April 24, 2016 Pinkie 0

  Terrarium bottles are an inexpensive, simple craft project for kids that make great gifts and beautiful household decorations. You can do a simple terrarium bottle or you can get as complicated as you like, depending on your skill and […]

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Yellow Houseplant Mushroom

August 15, 2015 Pinkie 0

These little yellow houseplant mushrooms sprouted a few weeks ago in my plants.  I’ve never seen them before but according to the internet (here, here & here) they’re harmless, although to be safe you should avoid eating them.  They’re really […]

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Wildflowers of Montana 6/13/15

June 13, 2015 Pinkie 0

If you know what any of the flowers I don’t have labeled are, please leave me a comment. If you liked these please take a look at my other wildflower galleries: Bitterroots Wildflowers

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How to Grow Flowers in a Strawberry Pot

June 6, 2015 Pinkie 0

This is the first year I’ve grown flowers in a strawberry planter and it is extremely rewarding.  My flowers look better than any hanging basket I’ve ever had.  They are vigorous, happy and beautiful.  Here are some tips to make […]

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Indian Paintbrush

Wildflowers

May 24, 2015 Pinkie 0

Late May and early June is my favorite time of year in Montana.  Today I found bitterroots, lupin, Indian paintbrush, daisies and a few others.  Aside from the bitterroots, paintbrush is by far my favorite wildflower.  I don’t know what […]

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