I took a garden care survey for the National Gardening Association today (check them out on Facebook). It asked questions like what kind of garden I have, what size is it and where I buy my garden supplies. It also asked detailed info about landscape weed control fabric and frost prevention covers. I buy my… Continue reading Garden Survey
“Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers.” – Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557 We finally got some rain on Tuesday, but it was scattered. We did get some but not much and I had to get out the hose for my vegetable garden. I don’t know how much rain we’ve gotten… Continue reading Rain?
My pineapple sage starting flowering today. The flowers are red. I have read that the pineapple sage is a hummingbird attractor. Hopefully it will bloom all summer and bring some hummingbirds to my yard. If not, the red patio umbrella will. Last year I saw hummingbirds trying to get nectar from the ends of the umbrella… Continue reading Pineapple Sage
“In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.” – Frank McKinney Hubbard
“The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.” — Phyllis McGinley Some of my friends are obsessed with their gardens. They’ll work in them from sunrise to sunset and mention from time to time that they are obsessed with their garden. I am happy for them. I had… Continue reading Garden Obsession
I decided since I have potted plants surrounding my raised garden bed that I should trim the grass around the base of the garden bed. I removed all the pots and the garden fence surrounding it that keeps rabbits out. The weed-eater we have is very old. It didn’t seem to want to work but… Continue reading Burned out…
“Never enough thyme in this garden of mine” – Unknown I don’t have much thyme in my garden. It’s a slow grower from seed. As a result there in one little plant. We use it a lot so I’ll be forced to purchase a plant but I’ll wait until my husband suggests it. He may… Continue reading Time for Thyme
“When gardening, I have one gift You won’t find in any manuals – I know it’s strange, but I can change Perennials to annuals.” – Dick Emmons This is a good reason to stick to vegetable gardening.
“A garden is never so good as it will be next year” –Thomas Cooper
I have one cilantro plant that had doubled in size after a week. That’s great because we use it a lot. Problem is, the soil is so good that the plant grew bigger than we expected and needed. It’s currently at least knee-high. I’ve been researching how to dry cilantro and what to do when… Continue reading Cilantro