Romaine lettuce rooting with onion yet to go A friend called me last week asking if I ever grew celery. I could only smile while sharing the short cut version of my successful celery growing experience utilizing celery from my refrigerator. The experience is one that led to seeking other means of creating shortcuts with … Continue reading Re-purposed Veggies?
Weeds, cardboard and mulch - The perfect weed abatement Spring is officially here. It came in with a bit of rain, a glimpse of sunshine and what seemed to be a whole lot of wind. In other words, the perfect combination for weed seeds blowing about, enough moisture to start germination, and the warmth of … Continue reading Get Ahead
Monarch and Bees on Lavender Lavandula, commonly known as lavender, is a plant known by many. Yet it makes me wonder how many people know about its history and use beyond a placeholder for a colorful perennial shrub to grow in a sunny area of the garden. Planting lavender is relatively simple. The plant requires … Continue reading Beneficial Lavender
Inventory before you plan There is an old saying: " A goal without a plan is just a wish". Those words couldn't be truer about planning a garden. It matters not if it is a container, a planter, a vegetable garden or the entire landscaped area. Plans are required for the ultimate success. And it … Continue reading All About Planning
This is a "weather- kind- of -winter" to remember. Throughout the nation, we have all experienced extreme rainfalls resulting in floods, as well as record low temperatures and heavy wet snow accumulations. It would be my guess to say we are all eager for springtime. If we are truly observant, we might capture a bit … Continue reading Through Rain, Sleet and Snow