Sometimes aggravation is the mother of invention. I have been gardening for over 10 years and really enjoy taking on new challenges such as growing pumpkins, squashes, watermelons and other vining fruits and vegetables. However, like everyone else, I am limited in space and got tired of stepping over my vines and watching my hard […]
You know it is spring when the first plants that pop up are weeds. We call them weeds since they show up where we don’t want them but in reality, they are really just unloved flowers. But do you realize that some weeds are quite nutritious? Listed below are 3 spring weeds I bet […]
The Philadelphia Flower Show 2016 paid reverence to the National Parks. I dream of traveling around our country to see all the parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. Unlike last year’s splashy show, the foliage was natural and true to form of the parks. Walking around the exhibits was so calming and refreshing although […]
Calendula is one my favorite flowers. It is one of those plants you want to add to your garden. Not only do the bees and butterflies love it, it makes a wonderful salve and tea. So, let me show you how to grow calendula. I got you covered from A to Z about this plant.
As the seed catalogs start to flood in, everyone scampers to buy tomato, pepper, and zucchini seeds. In our conquest to become more sustainable, how about trying to grow hulless oats this summer? You have to act fast since oats need to be planted in the spring. And they are harvested just in time […]
Today I officially opened up the seed drawer to start my seeds for this season. As I finger through the seeds, I murmur to myself, “nope not growing that again” or ” wow, I really liked growing that seed.” As many of you know, I am a pretty adventurous gardener in the seed growing department […]
I love homemade gifts. Love is written all over these gifts. Over the years, I have given my children’s teachers home grown dried herbs and jams for the holidays. My favorite gift is jam. All my jams come from my apple and peach trees or my raspberry and blackberry bushes. But my all time […]
I bet you think that once a hard frost delivers its lethal blow that gardening comes to a stand still for the year. Actually the hard work begins–the old clean-up. My husband tells me–“let it wait until Spring.” But as a veteran gardener, that last thing you want to do is clean up last year’s […]