Category: Gardening

American Flag Etiquette

flag-etiquette

My husband got a flagpole and some new flags for Christmas. It took us until the end of March to pick a spot in our yard, dig a hole, and install the pole in our yard.  Old Glory is finally flying! […] Read more…

Getting Your Patio Ready for the Summer #DailyDoseofDesign Guest Post

Today, my daughter and I are beginning the last leg of our amazing trip. Once again, I’m thrilled to welcome my friend Adriana from Daily Dose of Design  with a truly timely guest post.  You’ll really enjoy her tips, recipes and fabulous “designer eye” […] Read more…

How to Feed Your Hummingbirds

How to Feed Your Hummingbirds

I love to watch the birds in my yard. Where I live, there are an abundance of cardinals, blue jays, doves, sparrows, thrashers and adorable red-headed woodpeckers!  We also have more than our share of squirrels and chipmunks.  I go […] Read more…

Vegetable Garden Basics for Containers, Raised Beds and Plots

I created a raised be in my yard last year and also had a few buckets with tomatoes and peppers set up next to it.  Things went pretty well and I’m encouraged to try again this year.  I found that […] Read more…

Herb Your Enthusiam – Growing Your Own Herbs, Their Flavors and Uses

A well-stocked kitchen can transform fresh ingredients into delicious meals that please all the senses. There are no better ingredients to have on hand than herbs.  Growing herbs indoors is an easy way to bring the feeling of spring into your home […] Read more…

25 Ways to Use Basil

Basil plants everywhere else have grown wild this summer and now you’re probably wondering what you’re going to do with the rest of your abundant supply. Your first instinct is probably to make a boatload of pesto. Do it. One […] Read more…

Create Your Own Raised Bed Garden

I’ve chatted with you before about my raised bed adventure. I’m happy to report that it has been a relative success this summer. We’ve enjoyed our tomatoes, basil and oregano. This is where we started… And here it is as of […] Read more…

Back to Gardening Basics: Easy Composting

Easy Composting

My DH is always complaining about how much garbage he takes out each week.  On a heavy cooking/cleaning weekend, he’ll take out a bag full each day.  There has to be a way to reduce what we toss, right?  Cue […] Read more…

Foods That Can Be Grown From Scraps

Food That Can Be Grown From Scraps

One day while on the phone with my sister, we somehow got on the subject of green onions.  I don’t know how…it just happened.  She told me that she always has green onions growing in jars, ready to snip any […] Read more…

7 Ways to Prep Your Yard for Fall

Prep Your Yard for Fall

thank you to Scarlet Paolicchi at familyfocusblog.com and Kalli Georgiakakis for allowing me to reblog these great tips on what to do in your yard for the Fall!    As with most things in life, fall is what you make of it and […] Read more…

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