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 […]
I have discovered the secret to growing eggplant. I am hesitant to share it with you since you too will have a bumper crop of those shiny purple, yummy tasting veggies. *The horrors.* For five years, I was an eggplant growing loser. I walked with shame. How can someone who grows everything fail at eggplant? […]
Powdery mildew on your plants seems like a rite of passage as a gardener. The fungus causes the leaves to become a rainbow of colors of yellow, white, and brown. Eventually, many of the leaves die. My squash, pumpkins, and cucumbers are infected with powdery mildew every year. So instead of fighting it, I am […]