What could be better then a plant that takes care of itself and brings happiness? NOTHING – That is why I’m excited to share a few of my favorite sunflowers that are popping up in my garden this year. These sunflowers that have been added to my garden by the visiting birds is just another […]
The willow that gives personality to the landscape 3 out of the 4 seasons in my Midwest may not be the right choice for all landscapes. I first noticed the dappled willow or ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ a few years ago on a residential property on the way into town. The quick growing shrub was beautiful and appeared […]
HELLO … because zucchini bread rocks and the squash is super easy to grow! Read more in this post for the recipe.
If you garden and grow your own food you KNOW the joy just before lunchtime when I picked my first 2 oriental eggplants from the raised bed garden. Hmmm…. what can I do with just a small amount of eggplants and a garden filled with herbs, garlic and onions? I’m skillet grilling in olive oil […]
It’s the first days of summer and I’m seeing signs that my tomato harvest isn’t too far away. The basil is in full bloom and ready to be picked and I’m craving a homemade pasta dish. Tonight we are enjoying this easy recipe that you can recreate adding most any veggies you have ripe in […]
oday my Lifeberry Goji Berry plant by Proven Winners
has produced fruit. I brought this plant home from one of my local independent garden center….
It’s hard to imagine a world without mobile phones
after being a user for over 12 years. I’m trying to remember my first cell phone which was totally unheard of coming from a family of ham radio operators back…..
The 30 days of June are always filled with outdoor garden adventures because the temperature in the Northern Hemisphere is amazing and quite perfect in my opinion as a Midwest gal! It’s hard to believe we are at the end of June 2014 and I can’t help but reminisce on the wonderful things the garden […]
Last week we had the honor of having Joe Lehnen who shares on Twitter at : @joetree415 as our guest host on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum. Our topic was all about the best advice from Dad about gardening. Joe was kind enough to share a few words with me about the role models in his life […]
A about a year ago a new Twitter account started sharing on #gardenchat about her small urban garden in Indiana. I quickly became a follower of her crafty shares filled with gardening and #tinker fun DIY ideas for the home on Twitter. Over the few months I’ve noticed we have so much in […]
Did you know that Corn is monoecious (mon-ee-shuss) which means that there are both male and female flowers on each corn plant? I learn the coolest things on social media. Now to the best facts which is the growing trend of more people learning how to grow their own food. When I saw the ‘Grow Some […]
I’ve been planting marigolds
along the bottom of my tomato cages ever since….