Remember last Autumn when I was so excited to tell you about that great deal I got on those Silver and Gold Chrysanthemums? Remember when I told you about how the best time for planting is in the Autumn? I take it all back. Well, as it turns out, we had a few tragedies here […]
Gardening can be one of the most rewarding endeavors in life. Whether it be flower or vegetable gardening, both offer their own values. There's nothing quite like purchasing a plant or vegetable that's already growing on its own, only to replant it and watch it grow into adulthood. Just as exciting is planting from seed. When that first bit of green peeks though the soil, you know you've done something right. In this category, I'll share many of my trials and tribulations as they pertain to gardening. I've been at this hobby for over 20 years, so I've got lots of stories to tell. Some have good endings, but many more have horrible ones. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll probably learn something too.
As I have said a million times, or maybe about eight times, the best time to go to the nursery is in mid to late October. The nurseries are just about ready to throw everything in the dumpster out back, so either go in and purchase what you want for half price or wait until […]
There won’t be many more days to get my plantings and gardening done this year, so I better finish up fast. Today was the day of the triangle. We have a triangle garden right in front of the house that was just a mess. There were 3 patches of Iris and Mint (well, it smelled […]
I woke up this morning and looked at my thumb. Strangest thing…it was green. Oh well, I didn’t have much choice but to go outside and do some gardening. I have had a project on the back burner for a while. The people who owned this house before us decided to plant some Bearded Iris […]
I can’t wait for Spring! I know that might sound a little weird, since it’s not even cold yet. The reason I can’t wait is that I am so excited to see what all the great plants and bulbs are going to look like when they start growing. I want to see the new growth […]
Due to my apparent problem with sitting still, we decided to make a visit to Lowes on Wednesday night. The last time we went to Lowes, we got all excited to see the great garden section, only to be tossed out because the store was closing. Not this time…we got there at about 6PM. I […]
We often look out our back door early after we wake up in the morning to find a very pretty family of deer. Lately, it has mostly been the two youngest ones, just roaming around carelessly eating the acorns that have fallen from the large Red Oak tree on the edge of our property. They […]