Garden Goodness

This has been an absolutely incredible year for the garden! The cooler temperatures combined with regular rain has made for one of the most productive gardening years I can remember.

Barefoot in the Garden

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. —Khalil Gibran

Hummingbird Hurdles

I learned an interesting lesson this summer: Not all hummingbird feeders are created equal.

DIY Birdbath Planter

When my grandmother passed away 10 years ago, I became the proud owner of her favorite birdbath. It sits in the center of the perennial garden right next to our front steps.

14 Plants For Your Container Garden

  Hens-and-Chicks photo courtesy Robert Nunnally Your patio offers the ideal place to create a colorful oasis of container plants. Dwarf trees, climbing vines, vibrant flowers and hardy succulents – all can fell equally at home on your patio and create the ultimate garden getaway. Some plants do better in containers than others, though. Knowing […]

3 Fresh Ways to Chop Your Food Budget

Clip coupons. Shop sales. Stock up. While everyone seeks ways to save on food costs, most “tips” sound like a stale rerun, repeating the same conventional knowledge over and over.

Time to Plant Peas!

It’s nearly pea-planting time! One of my favorite homegrown veggies, peas find a spot in my garden each and every year.