I inherited a wheelbarrow full of pond rocks from my mother-in-law when she was dismantling her pond. They were just too pretty to ‘throw away’, so I salvaged the rocks and brought them home with me. Those rocks lay on the side of my house all winter long and I lamented over what to do…… Continue reading DIY Natural Plant Markers
I have very limited space for gardening. This visual has helped me understand the amount of space a plant needs to grow whether it’s in a pot or in one of the flower beds around my house. Square Foot Gardening has a free planner! SFGPlanner link I have two windows on the front of…… Continue reading Square Foot Gardening & DIY Window Boxes
This is absolutely amazing! It inspires me to look at my urban green backyard a little differently. Maybe if I did one small raised bed a year the hubby wouldn’t notice… would he? I am getting a late start on my seeds this year. I hadn’t really thought about it or planned it with all…… Continue reading Urban Gardening! OMG!
05/14/15 – Planted Bush Early Girl tomatoes in brown pots – seeds – late getting them started! Extra-large, extra-early tomatoes grow on a true bush. These extra-large, extra-early tomatoes grow on a true bush. The 4″ across tasty red fruits are much bigger than Early Girl and ripen just 2 days later. The 18″ plants…… Continue reading Bush Early Girl Tomatoes
Well, by now the whole world knows I quit my job. The last couple of years working on the railroad have taught me a lot about life and the people stomping around on this planet. We are all meant to contribute something to this planet. I finally figured out that my job is not in…… Continue reading Back in the Saddle?
Surprise lilies piss me off. All the other flowers work so hard to grow and thrive in this drought and these bitches just show up at the party all perky & fresh as a daisy, completely oblivious to what’s been happening in the world but looking like a million bucks in their southernly pink dresses,…… Continue reading Surprise lilies piss me off
I have tried to teach myself to crochet and knit several times over the last 15 years. It just didn’t take. It’s not my thing. So, Heidi… look at this list, tell me what you want and I will mail it to you. 1 – I Taught Myself Knitting Book with several patterns Candy Print Yarn (pink)…… Continue reading I taught myself knitting…. NOT
Last night a village of smurfs moved into our back yard after all the rain.
Just strolling through the yard today, looking at the bounty. This is the first year we have grown cucumbers. We planted 2 vines and have been getting cukes for a few weeks now. The grape tomato Mike planted has produced a gajillion tomatoes already this month. I have been giving them away to everybody and…… Continue reading Around the Garden
When I was a little girl, growing up on the farm, we had a neighbor who had a very green thumb. Mrs. Kincer grew a lot of flowers. I can remember walking down to her house with my mom and strolling through her small yard for hours, looking at all the different flowers she grew.…… Continue reading So Pretty