Annuals · Garden DIY · Herbs · Perennials · Vegetable Gardening

Getting Ready for Seed Starting

It won’t be long before seed starting begins at my house. Besides the joy of watching seedlings emerge and grow into full-size plants, starting plants from seeds gives me the chance to fill my gardens with more plants. Let’s face it…if you want a LOT of flowers and vegetables, it can get very expensive purchasing… Continue reading Getting Ready for Seed Starting

Annuals · Bulbs · Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Garden Musings · Perennials · Shrubs · Vegetable Gardening

Spring can’t get here fast enough!

I don’t know about you, but I am sick of winter. I’ve studied seed catalogs and ordered seeds. I’ve edited my plant wish lists. I’ve grown amaryllis, cared for poinsettias and Christmas cactus, started forcing bulbs, and it won’t be long before seed starting begins. But I need spring! I need to be outside. I… Continue reading Spring can’t get here fast enough!

Garden Musings · Vegetable Gardening

Rowen White – A Gardener You Should Know

I was invited, along with a small group of other garden bloggers, to a luncheon with Rowen White before she presented the keynote lecture at the Chicago Botanic Garden as a part of their Super Seed Weekend. If you want to be inspired, read on. Rowen White is the director and founder of Sierra Seeds,… Continue reading Rowen White – A Gardener You Should Know

Birds in the Garden · Garden Musings · Shrubs · Vegetable Gardening

January 4 is National Trivia Day

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