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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Middle of July

There's something special about that first harvest from a plant. Maybe it's because it reminds us of how good fresh veggies from the vine taste. I like to think it's that and a bit more. I spend months upon months caring for my plants. I watch eagerly for them to sprout from tiny little seeds. … Continue reading Middle of July

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

June in the Flower & Herb Garden

There's something special about sitting in a new garden and seeing your first honey bee flying from plant to plant. Far from being completed, the flower and herb garden is already starting to attract the right attention. After all of the hard work and planning, the garden is really starting to come together. Along with … Continue reading June in the Flower & Herb Garden

June in the Veggie Garden

The nursery is empty and the gardens are full of life. While there is still much to be done, I've found its important to reflect and celebrate what has been accomplished in the season so far. First accomplishment. I haven't killed all my plants. Hooray! Second accomplishment. All of the plants made it successfully into … Continue reading June in the Veggie Garden

Introducing the Weeping Cherry

Somewhere along the line, I left the idea of a magnolia tree behind and fell in love with the Weeping Cherry. Sure they have more problems and require more attention. But those blooms!  They certainly make the statement I was hoping to create at the center of my new garden. Planting a Weeping Cherry is … Continue reading Introducing the Weeping Cherry

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