I believe gardeners are a resourceful group, rising to meet the challenges their gardens present. I also believe that more than a few of the gardeners I know are, shall we say, value conscious. Or maybe we shouldn’t be afraid of the word cheap, and just call it like it is. My friend, Marcy, calls… Continue reading The Greenhouse that Marcy Built
I knew the day was coming, but it did not make it any easier. Last week, the huge weeping willow in our front yard was cut down. If you follow my blog, you may remember a post I wrote – My Love-Hate Relationship with a Weeping Willow – in which I come to terms with… Continue reading Losing a Tree – Pain then Optimism
Who is Pantone and why do people care when they announce their choice for Color of the Year? The Pantone Color Institute is a global authority that consults with companies on color – the color of their brands, the color of their products and how to use color to influence their customers. Pantone is recognized… Continue reading Ultra Violet is great color choice for gardeners!
A day celebrated for trivia? Why not? It’s the perfect excuse to share some random facts about plants, hummingbirds and the benefits of gardening. Enjoy! Hummingbird Trivia Hummingbirds breathe up to 250 times each minute. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. The nests of hummingbirds are the size of a half dollar. Hummingbirds… Continue reading January 4 is National Trivia Day
It’s that time of year again, time to announce to the world our resolutions for the upcoming year. As I considered the goals for my garden next year, a common theme kept reoccurring – conserving resources. Check out the resolutions for my garden in 2018. Save the seeds from more annuals, perennials and vegetables. I… Continue reading Goals for the Garden in 2018