10 foolproof plants for kids to grow this summer

10 foolproof plants for kids to grow this summer

We have always encouraged our kids to love the outdoors, and one way to get kids interested is by letting them grow a small garden of their own. Whether they want to grow flowers, vegetables or fruits — kids love playing in the dirt! My favorite Bird & Garden Magazine, Birds & Blooms , just […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Purple Plum Tree #ww

backyard-plum-tree

When we moved here over seven years ago, I dug up and brought a bunch of plants and flowers from the old house. One was a tiny little purple plum tree. You know the kind that you order from a seed catalog and it comes looking like a dead stick with roots?  Well, once I […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Hillbilly Raised Bed #ww

stay-out-of-the-garden-chickens

I am still alive, promise! Summer is kicking my butt though and I haven’t really had time to blog. Today, I finally planted the veggie plants in the raised beds. It took me 3 1/2 hours to weed out last year’s junk and get my plants in the ground. Then I had to rig up […]

DIY Rustic Wheel Herb Garden How-To #MiracleGroProject

diy rustic wheel herb container garden project

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gardening should be fun!  I love to garden but I have to admit that I am guilty of having big plans then failing because I forget to keep the plants watered, or I end up watering […]

Wordless Wednesday – gardening success #ww

cucumber plant 2012

Even though I have been neglecting my garden this year, there are still some successes tucked away. In between the obnoxious weeds, there are a few surprises.

{not quite wordless} My Rose Garden #WW

fairy roses

I love roses. There are so many different colors and varieties and I love walking out my front door and smelling the sweet scent of rose petals. Love it. I’m not sure how I ended up with so many pink roses. Each one is special to me. Here are the roses I currently have in […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

rosemary and sage herb plants

Mine is growing quite nicely. Now. After rescuing it from the monster chickens that is, grr. Our raised beds have been planted for just over a week and the plants that have made it into the beds are growing and thriving. The day of the planting, we left the house for a few hours to […]

4 Greener Gardening Tips – Join SCOTT Naturals 4-Week Test Drive!

eggs and toilet paper tubes make great recycled seed planters

Can you believe we are already in week three of the SCOTT Naturals 4-Week Test Drive? This Earth month, SCOTT Naturals has challenged consumers to take the SCOTT Naturals pledge to switch to SCOTT Naturals products for just four weeks. If everyone participated in this simple change, we could save 2 million trees! By switching […]

Ten Most Fragrant English Roses to beautify your gardens this year!

Port Sunlight

Roses are one of my favorite flowers to add color and fragrance to my garden beds. I love the quiet beauty of the rose and the various scents of roses always seem to soothe and relax my soul when I’m out among my flower beds.  No one knows rose fragrances better than Michael Marriott, senior […]

Our Raised Bed Gardens are growing!

radish seedlings

I keep meaning to post updates on how well our raised bed gardens are doing, but by the time I get around to it, they’ve grown again! It’s been almost a month since we filled them with manure, and about three weeks since we started planting the seeds and plants. With the hot humid temperatures […]

Filling our raised bed gardens with horse manure

raised bed garden manure

Last Saturday we finally located a wonderful source of material to fill our raised beds with. My aunt and uncle sent me to a nice man who has been composting his horse manure for over twenty years! We hooked on to the trailer and drove the 10 miles out to his farm to load up. […]

My raised bed Garden Plan – 2011

raised bed plan

Since this is the first year that we are trying the Square foot gardening method in our new raised beds, I wanted to make sure that I had a good plan in place.  Usually I graph out our large gardens on graph paper in long rows of vegetables. Using this new method, each square foot […]