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"Because of Mary Beth’s magical work in the garden, my garden is beautiful this year and i absolutely have vegetables, pretty flowers and no bindweed, She is a real worker bee and an expert in maintaining a healthy garden. Thank you Mary Beth"
Blanche McAndrew Harman
“For about ten years Mary Beth Jarrosak has worked on my flower gardens, shrubs and small trees. If you are looking for a gardener who gives full value she is the one for you. Over the years she has taught me the value of sustainable gardening and without the damaging fertilizers and pesticides on the market. I live in a harsh climate and with her careful and artful pruning, and fertilizing, all of my plantings are flourishing. She can do more in one hour of work than most others can in three. Add in her artistic ability to combine plants and you have a winning combination.
I recommend her without reservation.”
Edith L. Blane
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Ray and I have have been working on the greenhouse throughout the summer. Whenever we had some time off we worked on the outside trim and siding. It really is coming along beautifully.
Later on this winter we will do the insulation and interior walls and have it ready for when it’s time to start seeds and baskets.
Mary Beth: I’ve been really enjoying my dahlias this fall. Their size and color are amazing and the bloom has been non-stop. But alas, the killing frosts are on their way, which means that soon it will be time to dig up the dahlia tubers and store them away for the winter. I never enjoy doing this, but it really is worth the effort and very rewarding in the long run.
After a hard frost, or when the plants are dormant (which would be in December in Southern California — check with your local nursery for the right time if you’re in another part of the country) carefully dig up the tubers.
Using a spade, dig a circle about 12″ out from the plant to avoid cutting into the tubers. Dig under the tubers and lift them out. You might want to use a garden fork for this step. Cut…
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The rain last night and the cloud cover this morning inspired me to go out and photograph flowers this morning. The light was wonderful.
Our gardens are really showing off some colors! I was busy most of the morning taking photographs before the winds picked up. Everything looks so pretty.