As soon as the sunshine of summer arrives, we all go through a predictable routine. We abandon everything we have to do and head into the backyard to enjoy the weather. A sunhat on our head, a good book in our lap, and the smell of meat sizzling on the barbecue— is there anything … [Read more...] about Summer Gardens: Expectation vs. Reality
One of my favorite things of having a backyard garden is hanging bird feeders and watch the birds come to eat. It's relaxing to sit and watch birds. Our feeders have been great way to get more birds in our yard. However, you have to be careful about placement or you'll end up … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Hanging Bird Feeders
I’m going out on a limb here and saying that the front garden is the most underrated feature of your home. People often talk about improving their curb appeal, and this usually gets them thinking about ways of improving the way the outside of their home looks. They may get a new … [Read more...] about Fixing Up Your Front Garden To Improve Curb Appeal
Some people love gardening, some people hate it. If you fit firmly into the latter group, you are probably looking for ways to make gardening easier or just avoid the jobs around your garden completely. Of course, you don’t want to neglect your garden to the point where it looks … [Read more...] about Weed Out The Garden Work Around Your House
A green and lush garden is the dream for many. You want your garden to look perfect all the time, and without any color, it can end up looking gray and dull. If you can keep it green all year, you can enjoy the vibrant colors, whether it's sunny or snowing. A green garden doesn't … [Read more...] about Green Your Garden All Year with Eco-friendly Techniques
Any keen gardener will know how this goes. You go away for a week, and you come back to a drooping or even dead garden. Sure, you could get a friend in to take care of things. But, can you really trust them? There’s no telling how your garden will look when you get back! … [Read more...] about Drooping Daisies And Wilting Wisteria: The Realities Of Leaving Your Garden Alone
Summer might seem like a far cry away, especially with the beast from the East causing as much havoc as it is at the minute. But the weather is meant to get warmer real soon, and that only means one thing, Spring is here. Spring is the perfect time to get your garden ready for … [Read more...] about How Will Your Garden Look This Summer?
Last Fall our Daughter crafted a jack-o-lantern and we deposited all of the seeds, cut-out pieces, etc. behind the barn for the birds to clean up. Later we also tossed several decorative gourds in the same location. About mid-Summer we noticed something growing in that area and … [Read more...] about Gourds Gone Wild!!!