Planting « Root Cellars Rock - planting

By: Root Cellars Rock  09-12-2011

Well, friends, I had planned to offer you a delightful round-up of what worked and what didn’t in my little downtown garden this year, but unfortunately the cable for my computer has vanished, and the extra cable I keep on hand for such emergencies has had both of its ends filled with play-dough. (Hey, guess what! I found the cord! We have photos!) I have an angry, teething toddler trying to get into my lap, so you’ll have to settle for a photo-less post in list form. Okay? Okay!

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