Swap Seeds For A Better Garden This Year Gardener's have traditionally loved to trade with each other: tips ad advice, seeds and plants, even tools of the trade. It is no surprise that as the seed supplies available from seed companies have been … [Read more...] about National Seed Swap Day on Saturday
It is increasingly the Holy Grail of garden designs: making a landscape low maintenance. For many reasons, reducing the work load of our outdoor spaces has become a priority. We are busy with many activities We are aging Viewing flowers … [Read more...] about What Makes a Low Maintenance Garden?
Let Your Children Discover the Benefits of Gardening Do some of your goals for your children include eating more vegetables, better grades, and improved immune system? Does that seem too good to believe if I told you gardening is a … [Read more...] about Create A Child’s Garden, Grow Love For Nature
Today I was reading Teresa Byington's Garden Diary blog, and her post on Amaryllis bulbs. She brought back memories of the winter windowsill plantings through the years, including some Amaryllis. As she mentions, this is really easy … [Read more...] about Growing Indoor Flowers In December
My Houzz: A Backyard Getaway Emerges From a Grain Shed A high school friend of mine is considering lending his sizable carpentry talents to making "She Sheds". I hadn't even heard of them, although I could make an educated guess as to what they … [Read more...] about I Found Out About “She Sheds” And Coincidentally, About Friends
Shepherds from my nativity set I've been in the middle of my Christmas devotions on my Advent blog. While writing about the shepherds watching their flocks (from the Christmas story), I thought about the fact that while sheep were once a … [Read more...] about Rural Landscape
Specifically, How Did You Do It? For those who are struggling, like I have, here are some of the practical steps of getting rid of clutter and the whole lifestyle that goes with it. Like some physical maladies, this one might have a different … [Read more...] about The De-clutter Journey
Bookcases, boxes, magazines -I can't get rid of everything! While it was a personally productive fall for me, the blogging and the garden had to take a back seat. I made good on decades of promises to de-clutter and come to grips with the pile … [Read more...] about And Now It Is Arctic, But My Home Is Cozy
The Bare Essentials Some essentials when brand new I've done a lot of tweeting and writing about weeding this season. There are a couple of reasons for that including the unusually wonderful weather (from my perspective, anyway), … [Read more...] about The Down And Dirty Weeding Tool List
Summer Lavender When we put in our stone walk many years ago, I envisioned it rimmed with a lavender hedge. Lavandula vera has been a feature lining the walkway, scenting the air, and providing the garden with charm ever since. The story … [Read more...] about Lavender, Lavender, Where Art Thou?