Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 2016 First Edition

The Scapes Have Begun to Come,
The Mice Hosta Are On Their Way,
and I Think the Last of the Hosta Have Spiked. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 2016 Second Edition

A New Layout,
A New Problem,
And a Last Visit to My Mom's Garden.

May 2016 First Edtion

Tis' the Season for Hosta to Play Games With Me ...
and Tis' the Season That They Also Give Me Pun(ishent) ...
But the Critter is Being Addressed NEXT Month!

Friday, April 15, 2016

April 2016 Second Edition

The Hosta Keep Spiking ...
The Concrete Has Been Patched ...
All That's Left is to Investigate This Critter!

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 First Edition

I've still have the critter and the concrete to have patched,
but I think the effects will be lessened.
The FIRST of the Hosta are up - Early‽

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March 2016 Second Edition

PDF Companion Reference Files for this Edition

Photograph Dated: 3/12/16

Database Table B 
Only has last years records.  See last journal entry for link.
Diagram Table B 

No diagram this month but I offer this photograph of the garden as it is currentlyNote the concrete that needs to be replaced at the front bottom; the rain line is now clearly seen on the right side of the bed, and although not intentional, the darker region in the upper right of the garden is the general area where the critter burrow is below the surface.
  • Photographed by Andy Dunn.
  • Photogragh retouched by Author.

Spring is almost here.
The hosta spikes will be seen in about 30 days.
WARNING: This edition is a long one.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 2016 First Edition

PDF Companion Reference Files for this Edition 

Database Table B
Only has last years records.  No change from last month as nothing has spiked yet.  
Dated: 3/1/16
Diagram Table B
Shows the current coverage of snow and ice over the garden at this time of year (the blue over the garden).  Dated:
Thursday, February  25 at 2:00 PM.

This month I was compelled to add an AM/PM indicator to my diagrams as the morning had one condition it was nearly free of snow, and by noon it was snowed over again!  The diagrams has these in light blue, and black.  The light blue indicates that it reflects that time. If no indicator is given presume that it was observed at about 5 PM.

Ya Know, Its Still Preseason Here in Minnesota.
So in This Issue I am Going to Look at Anticipated Changes. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

February 2016 First Edtion

PDF Companion Reference Files for this Edition

I moved these to the actual journal pages this year to try to get them to be noticed more.  These files change with each edition.  I use the Apple software "Keynote" to observe my garden.  For each day of change I add another image.  At the end of the season I have an simple animation of my garden's growing season.

Database Table A
  • Only has last years records.  Will be re-verifying previous information in the next day or two.  Other wise the database is ready for this years data.
Diagram Table A
  • Reflects the critter now in my garden (gray zone at the top right of the image).  Snow not fully diagrammed in this picture as I had to introduce the 'critter' problem.
Diagram Animation
  • if it is not working please let me know!
  • This is the current animation for thawing and growth pattern for my garden(s).  This file will be updated each edition.
  • This is a self running, non-sound file.
  • Current length 1m 45s.
  • Viewers will need to download QuickTime viewer (Free for Windows, and native for Apple).

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 2016 Edition 1

My year begins in January with ...
Projections, Pests, and Purged Information!