I took advantage of a beautiful day to do a little bit of this and a little bit of that. First, I want to bring you up to date on the chicken coop/garden shed project. We have a little more to do on the inside, but my builder’s first priority is my dad’s house and then … Read more
Night before last, when we went to bed, we could hear sleet hitting the windows. The weatherman on TV (with his jacket off and sleeves rolled up) was calling for 1/4″ to 1/2″ of ice to hit the area early this morning. The memory of the ice storm of 2009 and no power for 7 days, … Read more
It’s that time of year, in my zone 6b-7 garden, when some of my plants need cutting back. The general rule is when the forsythia are blooming, it’s time to grab those pruners and loppers and get to work. Well, the forsythia are blooming, so it’s time to get pruning. The first participants of the pruning … Read more
Fellow blogger Carol, from May Dreams Garden, hosts a Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. This is the day that bloggers from all over the world post what’s blooming in their garden. I usually don’t have much to contribute in the winter, but I did discover a couple of blooms yesterday. … Read more
I have never been a frou-frou kinda girl. I don’t like malls. I don’t like to shop. My name and fashion are never mentioned favorably in the same sentence. I’ve had the same hair cut since the seventh grade. I’m not up on the latest jewelry trends, but I do think diamonds are very pretty. I … Read more
Is to have faith That a tiny seed Will take root in the soil To provide food, Beauty, And a sense of accomplishment. If you think about it, it’s a miracle. This is why I garden.
From the outside, this unassuming little greenhouse looks so inviting. Then I opened the door. Now, before I show you, I should explain. I overwinter plants here. I store very important garden stuff in here. Among other things. Please don’t judge me. I never said I was a neat and tidy gardener. Are you ready? … Read more
It’s time for the next seed giveaway! All of these seeds are annuals with some that are re-seeding. This is a first-come/ first-serve giveaway and I have a limited supply so please leave your request in the comments section below. These are the seeds I have available: Red Burgundy Okra (Heirloom) Sorry–all gone!- Direct sow in … Read more