Author Archives: Vynnie McDaniels

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Better Living Through Gardening

Keep Hope Alive…

…and keep Joy alive, and Faith, and Alvin…(what?  You don’t name your plants?) Yep. I’m hoping to keep things alive at this point, 4 days into what will likely be a record cold spell for Phoenix.  But I don’t really … Continue reading

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Cold. REALLY Cold.

Waaah!  I know, we don’t see ‘real’ cold here in Phoenix.  But for us cactus, tomato, and pepper growing types, it’s fah-reezing!  And it’s gonna get colder. Even warm and sunny Southern California is catching a nice chilly wave of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Now Cover Up!

Happy New Year to everyone.  Hope you had a great New Year’s celebration.   While I was out enjoying my New Year’s eve last night, in the dark with Tom Cruise (don’t ask…), my garden was slowly slipping into hypothermia.  Yep … Continue reading

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Full Moon Fun

Look up! Yep, that’s a big ol’ moon out there. The full moon is a couple days away, but something unique is happening – there will be a lunar eclipse! Unfortunately, those of us in the northern hemisphere and in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – Instant Replay

Now that I’ve slept and digested, I thought I’d share photos of the amazing feast my Wife and I created for Thanksgiving. We recently tapped into a local gem here in Phoenix, The Meat Shop, where we got our bird.  … Continue reading

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