With Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, this past week was all about sharing the love. As a gardener, I thought it was only appropriate to share some of that love with my garden friends.
After spending the weekend in the deep freeze, yesterday we warmed up to a balmy 20 degrees. The warmer air and a light dusting of fresh snow convinced me to grab the camera and spend some time walking through the gardens.
One of the most challenging things about garden blogging this time of year is the light–or more accurately, the lack thereof. Most days I leave for work hours before the sun comes up, and return home late in the afternoon with just a
With a fresh blanket of snow this week, the only thing visible in my fledgling herb and pollinator garden right now is the row of zinnias along the fence. Last fall I saved seed from three of my favorite flowers, but left the rest for
The past week has been a joyful whirl of celebrations, time spent with family and friends, rustic home-cooked meals, and traditions new and old. This year I’ve made it a personal challenge to be more mindful of the little
Confession: This is one of the hardest times of the year to sit down and write about gardening. This is the time of year that doesn’t feel like it truly belongs to one garden season or the other. Last season’s
Whew – we made it! Another election (and a 4 year term!), a mad dash to do a season’s worth of yard and garden work in three days, and the first snow storm of the season – all in a matter
On at least a few occasions here, I have confessed my tendency to put off any and all end of season garden clean up until the last possible minute. With so much time and effort put into the garden, I always feel
In keeping with the tradition of polar vortex #1 and polar vortex #2, here’s how my windowsill mint plant is looking as the third polar vortex of the winter has us in its grip: Having a windowsill herb garden in my kitchen has
I know, I know, I’m totally over the whole polar vortex thing, too. I’ve honestly tried really hard not to even use those two words to describe our weather, but I guess the cold is weakening my resolve (seeing that the