Category: Gardening

Easy Ideas To Getting Your Garden Summer Ready

It might still be freezing outside, but spring will soon be here. With the long winter days finally coming to an end, you can start to look at getting your garden summer-ready to make the most of what we all hope will be glorious sunshine this year. Post-winter, your garden can look a little frightful,…

How to Find the Right Houseplants for your Home

Flowerbeds and vegetable patches are buried in snow, but that’s not stopping plant enthusiasts. Many greenthumbs throughout the state have moved indoors to enjoy different types of gardens, those made of potted ferns and unruly vines, cacti and succulents. Houseplants add life to a household — quite literally. They release oxygen into the air and add…

November Garden Chores

NATIONAL LEAF MONTH: That’s what I’d declare it if I were in charge of such things. November is nonstop leaves here, and a good rake is my constant companion. But how much leaf cleanup to do, and how much to let lie in the name of the greater environmental good?Whatever tool you choose—leaf blower, anyone?—and…

My Vegetable Container Garden

Vegetable Container Garden

Welcome! I’m so glad you are here! Sign up here to have your blog posts delivered right to your inbox to stay in touch. So this is what our container garden looked like when I first planted the pots. I originally wanted to build beautiful big planter boxes, but instead we opted for planting the…

A Whole Different Spin on Pot Planting

There have been very few opportunities for even the most avid of gardeners to plant bright red geraniums in an old, gray washing machine tub, so pay attention to this one. The story begins almost 45 years ago as Bob and Janet Hill, garden neophytes whose possessions included two small children, hefty monthly payments on…

6 Ideas for Landscaping With Natural Elements

The last thing any homeowner wants is an ugly lawn standing out like a sore thumb in the front or backyard. It’s rather unfortunate some of the components that complete a home usually end up distorting it. For example, drainage pipes and ditches that divert water from the foundations of a house usually end up…