• 2018 Gift Guide for Moms who Love to Garden!

    May 8, 2018

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner Show your mama (or yourself!) some love with these great garden gifts   Here’s the truth: Being a mama is hard. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show the garden-loving moms in your life (whether your own, the mother of your children, your grandmother, your furbaby mama, or…

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  • Making ‘Hardening Off’ Not So Hard

    April 18, 2018

    Transitioning tender seedlings to the outdoors isn’t always easy. Here’s the best way to harden off plants successfully   Hardening off.  I was so baffled by this term when I first started gardening, almost 15 years ago now.  Books and blogs alike will tell you, rather blithely, to “harden off” your indoor-sown seedlings and transplants before…

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  • What to Sow and Grow in April

    April 11, 2018

    Now is the perfect time to start planting, no matter your zone! Here are some of the things you should grow in April.   What to grow in April?  For most gardeners, this month feels like the true start of the growing season.  Depending on where you live, temperatures aren’t always warm, but for the…

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  • You Should Plant: Purple Dead Nettle

    April 3, 2018

    Dead nettle.  Well, that sounds like a downright awful plant now, doesn’t it? But before you write it off completely, remember that names can be deceiving. Dead nettle is in fact a very nutritious, beautiful and useful herbaceous plant that can complement and enhance any garden space, from the flower bed to the herb patch.…

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  • The End of March in the Garden

    April 2, 2018

    March is over and done with.  Can you believe it? Can you also believe what an incredibly long time it’s been since I wandered around the garden with you?!  Last year I really didn’t have a garden, for the first time in 14 years.  We were pretty focused on burning down the old farmhouse and…

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