Poison Ivy and I are not friends. Half of the time, I don’t even see it. I think the oil lurks in my wood mulch or I touch it hidden among my plants. Every year–especially when it gets hot and humid, I get those obvious bumps and familiar itch. With 10 year of gardening under […]
If I had to pick one vegetable that is extremely easy to grow, Swiss Chard would be my #1 pick. While other greens are wilting or bolting from the heat, Swiss Chard just laughs at the heat and flourishes. In addition, it is a stunner in the garden with its bright leaves and matching ribs. […]
With gardening you learn something new every year. I am an avid reader of gardening blogs, YouTube, and garden Web forums. So, when I hear add eggs shell, Epsom salt, and everything under the sun to to my soil, it peeks my interest. I too want a HUGE harvest. Last year for some unknown reason, […]
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 […]