How could I resist posting these beauties? I love to work in my garden!
Since spring is upon us, some of you may be trimming, pruning and planting…or already well into it! A few weeks ago on a lark Lily and I planted a packet of dried 2 year old pea seeds in our hard Georgia clay. Well, for some reason those suckers really took off. Soon they were […]
So on this particular evening, Lily and I got home, cooked dinner, ate it and had time to spare. Yay! Instead of an art project or reading time, we hit the great outdoors. Despite my last encounter with a painful caterpillar sting, I thought it wise to weed. Without gloves. Yes, I do have a […]
So, I officially started composting back in April of 2010 when my husband grudgingly bought me a big compost tumbler for my birthday. He refused to build me a big bin because he claimed various wildlife would flock to our little yard and spew banana peals across the patio. Prior to that, I had been saving random scraps in […]
Early last year I blogged about my favorite gardening activity, seed collecting. Saving seeds from your garden is an easy, cheap way of expanding your plant collection or sharing it with friends and family. It is oh-so-easy to do with most plants. Materials:variety of small jars or containerspaper tape a little seed know-how All summer […]
One of my favorite gardening tasks is collecting seeds. When I was moving from Chicago to Atlanta in September of 2001, Adam and I spent the night at my parents house before getting into the U-Haul and driving across the country with all of our worldly possessions (and a super cranky cat). I remember seeing […]
I have finally gotten my husband to accept the fact that we are going to start composting. We live in a heavily wooded area and typically mulch out yard clippings, but I wanted to do more. Adam recently installed a fabulous new garbage disposal, and I noticed we used it all too frequently for orange peels, […]