Introducing Native Bees To Our Backyard Garden
Gardening is a joyful activity that can be made even more delightful by supporting a community of pollinators, especially bees. Honeybees and native bees alike play a critical role in pollinating flowers, fruits, and vegetables in a garden. Pollination is necessary…
How I Grew 178 Pounds of Food in My Small Suburban Backyard!
Large food in a small suburban backyard 2021 was my 9th year growing food in our own backyard. What a year it was! Am I right? Our world has gone through one of the most difficult experiences of our lifetime. COVID-19…
Top 10 Gardening Lessons Learned – 2020
Top 10 gardening lessons learned along my journey of 2020 At the end of every season, I look back on my gardening journey and create a list of what worked and what didn’t. It’s really helped me improve my methods and…
Newest Raised Garden Bed – 2020
Our Newest Raised Garden Bed When we bought our house in 2012 I started the garden in the ground. There hadn’t been a garden in this spot before but there were a weed barrier and bark chips so I think it…
2019 Veggie Garden Harvest Tallies!
Veggie Garden Harvest Tallies! 2019 was my 7th year gardening in our own backyard. The garden was very prolific again this year. We tried to weigh each harvest before we chowed down on it but that didn’t always work out. We…
Top 10 Veggie Garden Lessons Learned – 2019
Top 10 Veggie Garden Lessons My Johnny’s Select Seeds catalog arrived just when I was starting to feel the perpetual gloom of winter. The folks at Johnny’s must know when we are the most likely to order one of everything! I always…
How To Freeze Green Beans
How to freeze green beans Today I picked four and a half pounds of green beans! That’s more than I’ve ever yielded from one harvest out of my backyard garden. Now it’s time to freeze them so we can enjoy them…
Summer Solstice 2019
Summer Solstice 2019 The most glorious time of year has finally arrived! Happy Summer Solstice! Here’s a quick photo update of the garden. Enjoy!
Trellising Tomatoes The new, baby tomatoes are settling into their beds for the growing season. They look small and innocent but they will take off quickly. In order to be prepared for their growth and support them along the way, I’m…
Happy National Gardening Day!
Happy National Gardening Day! Today is National Gardening Day! I hope these photos I took of the gardens at the Rodin Museum in Paris inspire you to get outside and create something magical!