New Year, New Garden, New Blog

buds in snowstorm

2016 was a tough year for the blog.  Things started out strong, but our move quickly took center stage and left little time for tending the garden, let alone writing about it.  It was difficult to sit out the garden season, as month after month pass without having the time or content to publish a post, but it did give me some time to gain a little perspective and reflect on the future of this blog.

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Guest Post: Saving Flower Seed

Saving Flower Seed

Today’s post comes from my friend Melissa Keyser from Sweet Bee Garden.  I first got to know Melissa from her frequent comments here on the blog, and as a result have enjoyed following both her blog and Instagram feed for a couple of years now.  I really appreciate Melissa’s down to earth approach to gardening and self-sufficiency and I love her eye for garden design and focus on permaculture principles.  When  she suggested a guest post collaboration, it was a no-brainer to introduce you to her and have her write about one of our shared interests: seed saving!

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Almost on the Other Side

cucumber beetle

Hello! It’s been a while!

This post is a long overdue shout out to let you know that I am still here, still gardening, and still digging out from our move earlier this summer.  To say that the move was all consuming almost feels like an understatement, as we have now lived and breathed boxes, paint, and home improvement stores for the better part of the year.  It’s been a long haul, but thankfully we are finally feeling more settled in our new digs and for the first time in months, it feels like the end is actually in sight.

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Adventures in Container Gardening

Adventures in Container Gardening

The last few weeks our impending move has been all-consuming.  Between closing on the new house and getting everything in order for the inspection and appraisal of our current house (not to mention all the packing and cleaning and painting), there hasn’t been much time for anything else—but then again, even if I did have a little more time, there really isn’t a lot of gardening that I can do under my current circumstances.

So what is a gardener (temporarily) without a garden to do?  Try her hand at container gardening, of course!

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