Tag Archives: garden

The Gardens at Moss Mountain

As one would expect from P. Allen Smith’s  Moss Mountain Farm, his gardens were absolutely incredible.  Mr. Smith led the garden tour and I’m sure he was telling everyone about all the different species and wonderful tidbits about each plant. Me?  I started out in the front of the line and somehow ended up being […]

Dear Journal

Dear Journal, It’s been a while since I’ve written.  I’m not sure why I’ve not written because things have happened.  I have been busy.  My life is busy.   I haven’t had a chance to put anything in words.  Allen and I are always talking about this and how our attempts to slow down never happen.  We don’t want […]

It's That Time Again

It’s that time of year when we are all cleaning up our gardens and preparing for colder weather.  But, if you would like to have garlic next summer, it’s time to think about planting it now. I’m going to be lazy today and reblog the post I did last year.  Sorry for the rerun but […]

I Can't Resist A Good Sale

I’m making my list and checking it twice. At 4:00 in the morning. In my jammies. In the warmth of my house. Outside, the wind is howling and the temperatures are dropping, and I’m shopping for seeds for next year’s garden. Even after all those seeds I saved throughout the summer, I’m still a sucker […]

Summer is Here.

The garden is in full swing and the flower beds are strutting their stuff. This trumpet vine is going crazy.   It has covered the fence and then some. This bee was caught taking a nap in one of the flowers until Allen woke him up. Way to go, Al. To keep this plant in check, I’ve […]

Garden Happenings

Despite the cooler weather, the garden is beginning to grow. The lettuce and broccoli are loving the cooler temps, but the tomatoes and peppers are wishing for more heat. I’ve been trying to use companion plants to keep bugs at bay and help with increased yields and flavors. Borage planted with tomatoes is said to […]

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

The 15th of the month means it’s time for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.  Carol, from May Dreams Gardens, hosts this event.  Check out her webpage to see gardens from all over the world. Here’s what’s happening in Northwest Arkansas…. I can’t think of a better way to spend tax day. Have a great week, Brenda

Sunday Thoughts

As I looked in my flower bed yesterday, I spied this clump of grass. I grabbed my shovel to remove this unsightly mess. I knelt down to remove it and saw something. Sticking out to the side was some Spider Lily foliage.  A beautiful, unique flower that blooms without question during the heat and humidity of our summer. Had […]