I think summer has finally come.  We are rejoicing in the sunshine and the warm.  It's a bit of a shock to the system to adjust from a single digit temperature to a sizzling 30 degrees overnight.  Some of us take refuge in the shade....more

Spring Colour Nourishes

Time to share beauty with friends. My pictures, taken with a borrowed cell phone, are nothing like images captured by a photographer like Paul Militaru, . He is from Bucharest no less but he always likes my pictures anyway. Visit his site to see artistic shots of flowers, among other things.Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ Robin Williams...more

3 Cheap Ways to Find Large Containers for Your Plants

All gardeners will tell you how important large pots can be! But they're often very expensive, or difficult to find. For these reasons, it's always useful to have some large containers ready when you need them. It's best to get these containers cheaply—or even for free. It's possible, if only if you know where to look. Image: Gerald Brazell via Flickr Creative Commons license ...more
Large 10ltr masonary paint buckets I wash them out melt a hole at the bottom and I use them for ...more

Square Foot Gardening for Beginners

Whoot whoot! I finally have my veggie garden getting up and growing! I might have mentioned already that my husband didn't share my enthusiasm for another try on my wildest projects: growing most of our own produce. He remembers all too well the gazillion times that I took on a veggie garden and then neglected it, even if there was good stuff to harvest. The good thing is that I do almost everything in pots, so it's fairly easy to clean up. And this year I can add to the list... ...more
HUGE fan. Such an efficient way to grow vegetables--I have a community garden plot here in LA, ...more

Basics for Raised Bed Gardening: Simple Growing Tips for Beginners and Experts

Horticulture HeavenRaised garden beds which some refer to as garden boxes are ideal for growing small amounts of veggies or flowers. They keep out unwanted weeds, prevent soil compaction from high foot traffic, have good drainage and can even help with pest control such as slugs, rabbits and dogs....more

Wordless Wednesday - Fairy Houses at EPCOT

We saw the cutest fairy houses in the butterfly garden at EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival....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

Gardens I Have Left Behind

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Gardening: How Does Your Garden Grow

Hopefully Old Man Winter has officially said goodbye and Spring is here to stay.  With this warm weather in Houston, I have been trying to enjoy as much sun and outdoor time as possible.  Gardening is a hobby that I enjoy doing, and one of my favorite past times is to spend it in my garden, enjoying the natural beauty God has given us....more