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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 9/1/2015

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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 9/1/2015

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From your host this week, Michelle from SimplifyLiveLove,

zinnias from SimplifyLiveLove.com

Happy September 1! I love this time of year when marigolds and zinnias are in full bloom in my garden. We’ve had a surprisingly nice last week of August. The weather has been cool during the day and even cooler at night. It’s certainly not typical for this time of year in Eastern Iowa, but I love it. I’ve had to wear sweatshirts a few times this past week! My tomatoes, on the other hand, would really like a few hot days! It looks like we will get them this week, though, and I’m definitely not complaining about the nice weather we’ve had this summer. What a weird year for us!
Dills Giant Pumpkin and Jacob Cattle Beans from SimplifyLiveLove.com

In my garden this week, I harvested dried Jacob’s Cattle Beans, dug more potatoes for storing over winter, and am excitedly watching my pumpkins grow. I’ve got several beautiful white Caspar Pumpkins {thanks to Jami for growing them last year!} and four huge Dills Atlantic Giants growing. I’ve never grown such big pumpkins so I’m really excited about them. They’re not as big as the pictures on their websites, but they’re still pretty darn awesome. My garden is winding down and I’m about ready for it to be done.

Last Week’s Featured Posts
Tuesday Garden Party Featured Posts 9.1Thanks for continuing to link up awesome posts! Here’s what caught my eye from last week’s Tuesday Garden Party!

1. Winter Garden & How to Build a Basic Planter Box from The Tasty Alternative 

2. Planting Ornamental Alliums for Spring Beauty from Garden Matter

3. Plum Ketchup from Forest and Fauna

4. 5 Easy Ways for Drying Herbs from New House New Home

5. DIY Pass-Along Plant Tote from Our Fairfield Home & Garden

We look forward to see what’s going on in your gardens this week!

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

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