Free Gardening Apps for Your Smartphone

Free Gardening Apps for Your Smartphone

Gardening is a fabulous hobby.  You get to spend time outdoors, create some beauty, and provide food for your family. Just because you’re out digging in the dirt, doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of technology. Here’s a collection of free gardening apps for your iOS (iPhone) or Android device that can help you with […]

5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

I will be the first to admit that I don’t have much of a green thumb.  I tend to forget to water plants or I overcompensate and drown the poor little things in too much water. I may make a lot of mistakes, but I have found that there are some great reasons to grow […]

Garden Update: And Then The Frost Came


One crisp, foggy morning last week, I noticed this beautiful spiderweb on my deck.  The sunlight bounced off the dew on the web and I just knew I had to get a photograph of it. I stepped out onto the deck, which was very wet with dew, and started snapping photos. And that’s when I […]

Happiness is… Fresh Food

Happiness is fresh food like raspberries

After a period of slow growing,  we’re finally starting to be able to enjoy fresh food from our garden and yard. And it is pure happiness!  I’ve picked more than 3 quarts of fresh raspberries, and we’ve enjoyed several meals of broccoli and green beans from our little garden plot.  We’ve even had enough cherry […]

Garden Update: Slow Growing

Cherry Tomatoes on the vine

How does my garden grow? Slowly. We had a bit of a late start this year because the weather was unseasonably cold (we had snow in May!) and damp at the beginning of the season.  Then we alternated between cool and rainy and hot and humid. So unlike past years, we haven’t been able to […]