I have never had much of a green thumb. I’ve had my share of sad, neglected houseplants over the years. I even killed a cactus. But for the past five years, I’ve had a small vegetable garden. It’s nothing spectacular, and certainly, some years have gone better than others, yet I still keep trying. You […]
I now have the opportunity to do gardening in an area with a lot of deer presence. We’ve seen the deer and as my son has said, “There is a lot of deer dung in the yard.” (I just love his choice of words because it’s obvious how much reading about dinosaurs we do.) There […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every February I get the itch to start growing food for my family, but in Minnesota my options are quite limited when you don’t own a greenhouse. So, I go buy some alfalfa sprouts and get my gardening on.
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 […]
Whether you reasons to save seeds are to save money on gardening next year or to continue growing heirloom plants (or both!), I want to share a few tips on how to get started.