Container Gardening · Garden DIY · Vegetable Gardening

Raised Garden & Garden Planter/Bar Project

My very generous friend, Shawna Coronado, is moving in several months and starting to prepare for the move by gifting some of the things she will be unable to take with her.  When my husband and I borrowed my brother-in-law’s truck a few weeks ago to pick up some awesome purple chairs for the garden,… Continue reading Raised Garden & Garden Planter/Bar Project

Annuals · Container Gardening

It’s time to evaluate summer container gardens.

It’s time to assess our container gardens. Jotting down notes now – plants maturing magnificently and those performing poorly, designs that are satisfying and those that disappoint – will keep you from making similar mistakes next year. I’ll share mine if you share yours. I am pleased with this grouping. I have already picked a… Continue reading It’s time to evaluate summer container gardens.

Container Gardening · Vegetable Gardening

Growing Cucumbers in Containers

You don’t need a large expanse of garden space to grow cucumbers. They are ideal candidates for growing in pots. First, choose a large container – the larger the better. The more soil, the more consistent the moisture will be for shallow-rooted and thirsty cucumber plants. Provide a trellis for vines to climb. It can… Continue reading Growing Cucumbers in Containers

Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Design · Vegetable Gardening

It’s time to evaluate containers.

Now that the plants in your container gardens have had a few weeks to put down roots in their new homes, it’s time to assess your designs and plant choices. If the blooms you expected to be cherry red are two shades hotter than a fire engine, find a new home for the offender. If… Continue reading It’s time to evaluate containers.

Container Gardening · Vegetable Gardening

Growing potatoes is easy in planting bags.

If I could only have one food the rest of my life, it would be potatoes. I love them baked (once or twice), boiled, fried, mashed, roasted, scalloped, au gratin, the skins, in soup…you get the idea. I love potatoes. And what’s better than a potato? A freshly harvested potato! Potatoes are so easy to… Continue reading Growing potatoes is easy in planting bags.