Category Archives: Seeds

What a Summer

Multi-colored (orange, yellow, rust, gold) large marigolds--will get approximately 12-18 inches tall.  This annual needs full sun and will bloom all summer with dead heading.  (Dog not included

I can’t believe summer is over and I am loving the cooler weather that’s upon us. The gardens have had to fend for themselves this year as my sisters and I have been taking care of my dad after an accident in June.  Let’s just say his leg met a very heavy concrete slab and the slab […]

Plants to Consider for Your Garden

I hate to even complain about the snow and ice we’ve gotten this week.  It is nothing compared to my friend and fellow blogger, Michele at The Salem Garden, who has had to deal with 87 inches of snow fall since Jan. 23! It’s been extremely cold, too, making chores not so fun. My grandson stayed with me […]

August Blooms

I noticed summer fading at 8:15 last night. I remember when my boys were little and being thankful when the days were getting shorter.  This meant I could get them in the house a few minutes earlier, wash a days worth of dirt from their bodies, and get some food in them before ten o’clock. […]

Growing a Different Crop for Winter

Each year at this time, I clean up the garden. I gave up on growing food crops in the fall.  When the time changes, I leave the house in the dark and get home in the dark.  I don’t like to garden in the dark.  I can’t see in the dark.  But there are some […]

Planning for Spring

Gardeners never rest. In the winter, we are reading seed catalogs and planning and dreaming of our perfect garden for spring (dreams are fun) In the spring, we are busy fulfilling those visions (for the most part) In the summer, we are harvesting and enjoying the fruits of our labor (hopefully) In the fall, we start thinking […]

Chicken Coop Update and Some Other Stuff

I just realized I haven’t done a chicken coop update in a while. There are some changes coming to the coop, but I wanted to show you how the roof is coming along. Let’s travel back in time to late winter when the coop was being built. I planted the roof in April And here it is […]

♫ ♩ By the light, of the…

I told my Facebook friends yesterday that I was getting my garden planted yesterday.   Whether it be by headlights, flashlight or moonlight, those plants and seeds were going in the ground. See all these plants? Back in January, I thought I would plant a few seeds in my little greenhouse.  Guess what?  They all sprouted. […]

Seed GiveAway #2!

It’s time for the next seed giveaway! All of these seeds are annuals with some that are re-seeding. This is a first-come/ first-serve giveaway and I have a limited supply so please leave your request in the comments section below. These are the seeds I have available: Red Burgundy Okra (Heirloom)  Sorry–all gone!- Direct sow in […]

Garden it Forward–Seed Giveaway #1

We are all familiar with the phrase “pay it forward”. Fellow blogger Carol from May Dream Gardens has deemed this a year to “garden it forward” and has encouraged all gardeners to share plants, seeds and knowledge to anyone interested. As an avid seed saver, I would like to contribute to this spirit by giving away […]