I got an interesting question the other day and it pretty much went like this. My next door neighbor's garden is a better flower and vegetable garden than I have even though I feed and water well. I've asked her what she does and she says, "Nothing … [Read more...] about My Neighbor’s Vegetable Garden Is Better Than Mine.
Archives for April 2017
Russian Sage is one of those interesting plants that have been oversold in the nursery business but have a valuable place in the garden with other perennial flowers. My own experience with this plant is that it performs best in a very well drained … [Read more...] about Growing Russian Sage Successfully in the Perennial Garden
For a gardener, there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of starting seeds. Even after 20 years of germinating thousands of seeds every spring, I still enjoy the feeling of seeing life spring forth. I confess to checking each pot like an anxious … [Read more...] about How to Handle Seedlings After You’ve Started Seeds
It stopped raining here some time on Saturday night (April 8) so Sunday afternoon I ventured out to do some gardening work. Did a bit of cleanup, put a few tools away in their proper home, found a things in the shed I'd forgotten about - you know … [Read more...] about The Dry Stone Wall Begins For 2017
I thought I might keep a running diary of this year's garden. There are some rather large changes underway so this is an easy way to show you what's happening and explain why I'm doing it all. Mayo and I have been rethinking what gardening means to … [Read more...] about The Garden in Early April 2017
There have been a few questions about perennial flower garden bed or soil preparation and maintenance. In short, "how do we do this?" And like all things in my garden-world, there is a simple way and a tough way to do this kind of thing. I've never … [Read more...] about The Easy Way to Start Your Perennial Flower Garden