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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 9/15/2015

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TuesdayGardenParty via SimplifyLiveLove.comHappy Tuesday! I feel kind of fake posting these Tuesday Garden Parties, y’all. Not that I’m not gardening at all, but it’s really been woefully neglected this summer as we transitioned out of the barn and into the Passive-Aggressive House. Now that we’re in the house, there’s all sorts of unpacking, organizing, and more cleaning, plus the other realities of my life that I cannot ignore – cooking, homeschooling, teaching online Comp Classes, and blogging!

All things garden have really taken a back burner to my life this summer. But that’s ok – because I know you are all still gardening, and I look forward to seeing what you have to share in this week’s TGP!

Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 9/15/2015

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From your host this week, Shelly @ Frugal Family Home,

I’m so glad we are starting in with a little fall weather. The cooler air and temperatures have been really nice. I know it’s been nice for our plants. The hot weather this year was really hard on our hydrangeas.


We have pretty hardy hydrangeas, but the heat really scorched their leaves, even though I was really good about watering them. We have them planted in an area where they get a little sun from early morning until about noon, but the heat was still hard on them. As you can see from the photos above. Even though the plant had scorched leaves here and there it just kept blooming and growing. Which is just amazing to me.


We also had a little wind recently and our poor beans just took a beating. Many leaves just fell off the bottom of the plant and even though it was raining most of the day the wind was blowing, the leaves shriveled up. But those beans are still producing more. Again, it’s amazing how bad a plant can look but just keep on giving.

Did you see all the links shared at last week’s Tuesday Garden Party? I’ve got the features for this week below but if you missed it be sure to go over and see all the great links that were shared.

September 15th Tuesday Garden Party Features,


  1. 20 Insect Repelling Plants from Simple Life Mom
  2. The Five Best Crops for Self-Sufficient Gardeners from Stoney Acres
  3. Saving Lettuce Seeds from Nancy on the Home Front
  4. How to Freeze Peppers from Grace Garden and Homestead
  5. How to Make a Simple Vignette Using Herbs from To Work With My Hands


Can’t wait to see what’s happening in your garden,

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time 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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