Garden Tour

I got all my plants into the raised beds and built the fence and it is working! No varmints have eaten anything inside the fence. Outside the fence it is a different story so I attribute the success to the […]

A Garden at Last

In the 7 years that we’ve lived here we’ve tried so many gardens. Every one has had issues. My yard is too shady except in the middle. I have rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and deer. They are stone-cold garden predators. They […]

WTF? Wednesday

Ok, since you all are so very smart and were able to ID the hostas that were coming up in my flower beds, let’s try these new unidentified things. These start like this: And then open to this: These trees […]

A new toy

The darndest thing happened today. A green version of this showed up in my backyard. March 28, 2012 It just happens to be a compost tumbler just like I wanted. It also happens to be identical to one that went […]

Garden Surprises

This year is going to be a surprise. We have a heavily landscaped yard with no idea what if anything is going to appear since it hasn’t been tended in several years. With this week of crazy warm temperatures plants […]

Garden Plenty

Everything is starting to rebloom in my garden. It has been a really weird year here. I don’t remember all of the roses reblooming before but it is nice. I planted three packets of sunflower seeds. I got one plant. […]


I was sitting here today when the SO came in and said, “I thought you’d be out hoeing?” I answered, “What are you, my pimp now?” Apparently he meant that I should have been out planting the flowers I bought […]

This year’s garden

I planted 5 tomato plants of different varieties and 5 pepper plants. I learned from last year and put the tomato cages on the plants now instead of waiting and having to wrestle monstrous plants into them later. I started […]

Pictures of Home

I’m so proud of my front flower bed. I bought some creeping phlox last fall on sale and planted it. It is Candytuft, a pink and white striped variety. They were just itty bitty little plants all winter but in […]

Sucker Shopping

Yesterday I got caught in such a perfect storm of marketing and upselling that I had an out of body experience and just watched it all happen to me. Sometimes you just have to step back and marvel when you […]

In the garden today

I’m at the point of the gardening cycle where “Let’s plant this variety and this variety and this variety…” has morphed into “What am I going to do with all these tomatoes?” Today I’m oven drying two cookie sheets full […]

Today’s haul

This is what I got out of the garden today. There are three types of tomatoes (grape, early girl, and the first beefsteak) and the very first pepper of the season. It is a bite-sized type that I hadn’t seen […]

This week

My first sunflower finally opened. Across the street there are lots of sunflowers and I was having sunflower envy. Now I feel better! I’ve done all three of my running sessions for week one of the Couch to 5K program. […]

Adding more stuff

We’ve started a new renovation project. We are going to be adding a low stone wall around the porch. Of course since there is a male, non-blogger, non-scrapbooker involved he started the project without doing the most important part of […]

In the garden now

Looking what’s growing in my garden! My tomato plants are starting to flower. I guess planting them a few weeks early paid off this year. I’m not sure what this is. I know I didn’t plant it. It is probably […]

Garden geekiness

I am so excited! I have to share. No, those are not weeds. Those are itty bitty baby lettuces that started out as seeds I sprinkled on the ground! Super-micro greens! I’m such a proud plant mama. I’ve never grown […]