DIY Garden Trellis

While shopping for trellises I noticed even simple ones costed $25 or more, so I decided to make one myself using affordable strapping wood. This project is very easy and affordable, and only takes an hour to make not including the time the glue needs to dry....more
It looks great!more

Why Babies are like Gardens

Before you become pregnant you pretty much take the baby's nine-month gestation period for granted. It's a system that works - right? Then you become pregnant and you start reading up on things and you learn out about spina bifida, cleft palates, heart defects, anencephaly, fused limbs, and progeria and you realize that with all that's got to go exactly right in those nine months it's a miracle any baby is ever born healthy at all....more

Prize-Winner Sized Star Gazer Lily

A few years ago I noticed that my neighbor's lilies were growing six feet tall. I really am not kidding. Her's were all planted out back, and they were beautiful paper white. I have all my lilies planted out front and they get oh... maybe 2 feet tall, if that. They are crowded in there, and it's pretty sunny in the front garden. Outback, it is pretty shady. That's where all the mature trees hula dance in the wind....more
@Denise my whole house stinks. i mean smells good. ;)more

Espaliered Apricots

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In Season: Summer Squash

I do this every year: I plant too many squash seeds in the ground.  In my "coming out of my winter hibernation" mindset I suddenly have amnesia.  How big can squash plants get anyway?  Plus, I am eager to grow things. A lot of things.Turns out they can get plenty big.  And my wish to grow things inevitably comes true....more

My Love Of Composting

(It hasn't been turned for a couple of weeks, due to my back....more

Pesto Morning

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Botanical Wellness (Part 1)

When I ask people about their self-care and wellness practices, it is not common for them to talk about gardening.  Sometimes, people speak about the benefits of having fresh flowers in their homes, but this is usually in reference to bringing home cut flowers.  There is nothing wrong with having a bouquet of flowers.  Who doesn't want one (feel free to send me some peonies)?...more

How to Create an Outdoor Sanctuary for Your Kids

As a parent to three small children, I try to make it a priority to get them outside and moving as much as possible. I want my children to have a respect and love for nature that seems to be dwindling. Sadly, children today spend on average only 4-7 minutes outdoors. With increases in technology and more indoor entertainment options, people (especially children) just don’t get outside as much as they used to....more