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Terrace Memorial Garden as of July 6th, 2019

Hi All, I went out to the NorthEast Minneapolis Farmer’s Market this morning. I got there before 8:30 a.m. so lots of produce available. I got carrots, greens for salad, asparagus, cucumbers, zucchini, and green onions. The walk to the market from the parking was easier this morning so I’m making progress. The duck has … Continue reading

Memorial Garden In The Morning Before Memorial Day

Hi All, I was able to get my morning glory seeds planted and took some aerial views of all the pots from the terrace with some pictures of the apartment complex landscaping. My garden is designed to be habitat for the wildlife that comes to visit this populated area. A safe place to nest for … Continue reading

Memorial Garden In The Afternoon

Hi All, The sun was shining bright today. I wanted to capture some of the progress my Memorial garden is making. There’s still some old growth on the terrace but I keep the old morning glory vines for habitat for the wildlife. Mostly for nesting & a safe harbor during the day. I have the … Continue reading

Memorial Garden Terrace Pot Brings Forth 8 Mallard Hatchlings

Hi All, New life is coming from my Memorial Terrace Garden. Our rainy duck weather today in Minneapolis greeted 8 new Mallard ducklings. The mother duck chose well. A big pot on my terrace about 7 feet from the sidewalk with a morning glory trellis that limited the size of the bird that could access … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day All Especially those in Heaven

Hi, I remember my Mom & Grandmothers along with other loved ones with my Memorial Terrace Garden. There’s always hope in Spring and gardening helps me remember to always look for signs of new life. Here’s pictures of my 2019 pot plantings with some grass seed too for the patching in the shade. I put … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone. Christmas Cactus and Geraniums are Blooming

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone. Take time to enjoy the flowers along the way. Peace to you and yours. Sincerely, Melissa Blanchard

First Snow Fall 2018 and Changing Leaves

October 14th, 2018 Hi From Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cold mornings this week. My warm weather gear has been working for my morning bike rides. My all weather tires arrived so I’ll put them on the bike for better traction soon. For now the better tread I put on for the back wheel is working well. Here’s … Continue reading

1st Week of Fall Trail Pictures

Hi All, The dry air is coming with the cooler temperatures in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I repaired my first rear bike tire derailed and all and managed it in little over an hour. It was a good feeling to have my warm weather gear working at 37 F so hoping with more layers it will work … Continue reading

First Week of September, 2018 Trail Pictures

Hi, Sunlight is 9 hours 13 minutes for today, I track this with my Apple Watch and it confirms that soon we’ll be starting Fall.  Plants are quickly spreading their seeds so they find a spot for growing next Spring.  My Morning Glories are still blooming along with my sunflowers and wild grasses are forming … Continue reading

Memorial Garden New Blossoms for Aretha Franklin and Senator McCain

Hi All, In the sadness of loss there’s always signs of new beginnings when we look for it. I think the common treasures of Aretha and John is one of service and activism. We must never give up – voting matters, love of country matters and love of nature matters. My hope that all that … Continue reading

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