Fall Crop Planting

Okay. Time for some honesty. When it comes to fall garden planting, I have no clue what I’m doing. Every year I try to plan and every year my plans fall through. I end up annoyed, frustrated, or exhausted. Sometimes all three. I just can't seem to get around my questions or get organized enough … Continue reading Fall Crop Planting

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Common Garden Weeds

The sooner weeds are accepted as part of gardening, the sooner gardeners can find ways to use them to the benefit. I previously posted what I had learned about using Weeds as Indicators. But how can you use them as indicators if you can’t identify them? The Old Farmer’s Almanac recently published an article on Common … Continue reading Common Garden Weeds

How to Design a Hummingbird Garden

Longfield Gardens posted a blog that I felt compelled to share. How to Design a Hummingbird Garden Right now my focus has been on creating gardens for bees and butterflies but I would love to put in some plants that also help the hummingbirds. Who doesn't love seeing these speedy little birds? I keep saying … Continue reading How to Design a Hummingbird Garden

Buzzing with Joy: Why I Garden

I noticed something special in my new garden the other day. I was sitting, imagining what it will look like in a year, and saw movement on one of my chamomile plants. A bee. A honey bee. Today I saw another one. Two honey beesWhile the garden is far from completed, it brought me great … Continue reading Buzzing with Joy: Why I Garden

May Mayhem

Can you believe it's May already?! Where is the time going? I don't know about you but I've been extremely busy getting gardens prepped, plants watered, and planting whenever I can. April has been such a blur that I couldn't even remember the goals I set for myself. After a cup of tea and a … Continue reading May Mayhem

Plants for the New Garden

Designing a new garden is A LOT of work. After long hours of staring at a blank canvas, marking up design possibilities, and researching flowers, everything is starting to come together. At least on paper. The Center/Focal Point I wanted to do something dramatic as my center/focal piece for this garden. What better way to … Continue reading Plants for the New Garden

It’s Growing Season!

Seeds are sprouting, the soil is being fed, and my kitchen is aglow with light. Yep. It's growing season. While it remains...refreshingly...cold outside, inside I have 73 quite happy seedlings growing in the warmth of my nursery. And more on the way.  This includes several tomato plants, who germinated faster than any tomato plant I … Continue reading It’s Growing Season!

The Gardens in March

As winter draws to a close, gardening has once again become the primary focus in my life. Yesterday's beautiful sunshine finally gave me some time to start assessing the gardens. The Vegetable Garden I started playing around with the new layout to the garden. Switching from a combination of columns and rows to rows only … Continue reading The Gardens in March