Is Your Garden Toddler Proof?

It’s almost summer, which means your toddler will soon be running around the backyard in bare feet ready to explore and get dirty. This time of year is great for kids since they can run and play and soak up the sun to their heart’s content. The problem is that many parents work hard to baby proof their home but don’t think to make sure their yard is safe....more

yard updates

With having some time off, I happily got some home/yard projects done. My dad is retired and super handy so he came over a couple times to help me out with projects. My mom came as well and helped me with yard work and garden planning. Our biggest project was fixing up the old trellis/archway that is at the entrance to our upper yard. Pittsburgh is super hilly, so our yard is basically three levels. You go up a flight of stairs to get to our front door. Then when you go outside our back door, there is a patio, then you go up another flight of stairs to get to the upper yard. It's weird....more

Have green thumbs? Plant a garden this summer.

Does your loved one have a ‘look’ that is expected every time the sun shines – that of someone with dirty knees and a green thumb?...more

Container Gardening: 8 Edible Plants To Grow In Containers This Spring

 It’s here! Its spring!Once the cherry blossom trees are in bloom in Victoria the city comes to life. Watching those barren, graceless branches give rise to pink and white blossoms marks the transformation from winter to spring. But spring is more than flowers and butterflies. Spring also brings asparagus, rhubarb, and a whole lot of seedlings!...more

Getting the Garden Started

Well, we've had the garden supplies ready for quite some time now. In fact, we've had seeds since last year (I love heirlooms!) Since the weather has been so wacky (not to mention our lives so crazy!) this is the first chance I've had to get out into the yard and start working on getting it ready for this season....more

The LA / NYC House Garden.

AnitaG. G. stands for GIRLI have Started the Garden TODAY is May 1st. The Garden is fun, fresh and has whimsical garden structures! i Landscape Design the Gardening.i've Started This Year's Garden with: Kalanchoe and an Accent mini-Kalanchoe; the Olde Prize Rose; Ivy; and Gerber Daisies.Last Year's Garden wasn't Really there After the Winter. the Lawn looks Great and Lush this Year to Start Gardening....more

Tuesday Malaise

Everyone managed to get through last weekend with out me.My furniture was delivered and lawn was worked on and, sad to say, I wasn’t there to see it. I intend to make up for it this weekend because Jim and I both have friday off.It is quite a dreary Tuesday and we are glad, as the new lawn certainly needs the rain. It would be nice to see some ground cover when we make it down.I have two new ferns, along with the hydrangea that I get to plant this weekend. I am itching to start my brand new garden.The kitchen is calling me and I am ready to do some “relaxed” cooking....more

7 Quick Tips to Garden on a Budget

I have some good news and some bad news about gardening. The bad news is that it can cost a fortune to have and maintain a garden… but the good news is that it doesn't have to! One mistake we all make when it comes to our gardens is not having a clear idea of how much we are willing to spend on it. We go into it without having a plan of attack, and end up spending way more than we had originally wanted to. ...more
katespov  that is such a great idea! I haven't ever heard of that before, but it would be ...more

Don't Use a Rototiller – Here's Why

Many beginner gardeners choose to use rototillers in their garden, yard and lawn, in hopes of making maintenance easier and clean. However, it's easier said than done. While some people see rototillers as integral garden tools, there are actually numerous disadvantages to using them. Yes, that's right: a rototiller may seem like a handy tools but it can actually do more harm than good.Read more about dangers of using a rototiller....more