7 Materials For Your Patio GardenMay 31, 2013
InÂ patio gardens, theÂ containerâ€™s material affects how you prepare it for planting, watering and winterizing. Regardless of what your plantsâ€™ container is made of, the most important feature is adequate drainage. A container plant without drainage allows water to pool, drowning the plant roots. If you find a container that you want to use for your […]
2 Spiraling PlantsMarch 21, 2013
Iâ€™m a serious sucker for interesting plants, especially those with funky growth habits. I’ve recently been introduced to two different plants that have the most intriguing growth habits: the spiral.
Planterâ€™s Pointers: How to Make Soil BlocksJanuary 28, 2012
Start seeds the simple way by planting in soil blocks that are easily transplanted into the garden once growing season hits in full force.
VoilĂ ! Patio CompleteApril 21, 2011
The patio is now complete! We just need to add the sealant coat later this week. Itâ€™s soooo beautiful, and Iâ€™m relieved that we seem to have made the right material choiceâ€”the exposed aggregate is really lovely.
Trying Onion SeedlingsApril 14, 2011
And so the work continues here. Iâ€™ll post some new pics next week of how the new patio is progressing. It will be a few more weeks until the grading work and retaining walls are done. In the meantime, itâ€™s a big muddy mess out there, but it sure is fun to watch the progress happening.
Spring Has SprungMarch 24, 2011
Spring has officially arrived, and I couldnâ€™t be happier. The perennials have begun to pop, the bulbs have been pushing up their green sprigs, the grass is starting to turn itâ€™s luscious spring green, the mud is starting to dry out, the crocus are about to bloom, and all the seedlings growing under the lights in the basement are ready for transplanting.
Jumpstart Your GardenFebruary 1, 2011
Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Before growing season officially begins, visit your local garden center to pick up discounted garden supplies and experiment with plant arrangements. The onslaught of gardening catalogs arriving in the mail can be a welcome reprieve from dreary winter conditions, offering hope for the impending gardening seasons. But along with the promise of spring […]