Creating a Children’s Garden

Creating a Children’s Garden

There’s no doubt we’ve all done it.  You pinned an image on Pinterest and thought to yourself, “Self – you are going to do that awesome craft/activity/recipe/diet/homeschooling-thing this week! That is just too cool to forget about. We just can’t live another day without doing that!” And then, lo and behold, the … Read more

Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

Many people around the country grow a garden each year. What do you do when you don’t have a tiller to till the soil or good quality soil to plant in? For some people, building raised bed planters is the perfect solution. What’s more, they can be built in about 30 minutes … Read more

Improvising: Masonry Ladders for Plant Protection

Improvising Masonry Ladders for Plant Protection

Today was a day. It involved a rediscovery of termites, which are slowly eating away at our dear old house.  (Almost one hundred years this house has been here, and these darn termites choose NOW to start their destruction!?) It also involved taking kids to the doctor and having to get the … Read more

The Importance of Flowers

Picture of flowers in a field.

On taking a close look, the importance of flowers in nature and our lives is everywhere. From a declaration of emotions to food for insects to beauty: the world would be a much duller place without flowers. Flowers are also the best friend of your garden and our environment. Many of us … Read more

On Being a Patient Gardener

On Being a Patient Gardener

As I’ve mentioned in the past, we moved to our new home last November.  When we moved, we brought our raised beds and the dirt that we had been using in them with us.  It wasn’t easy.  It would have simplified our move if we had just left it all behind and … Read more

Guest Post: Lasagna Gardening

Gardening

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce you to one of my dearest friends Lauren.  She writes about her life, projects and trying new things on her blog  Fancy Nonsense – http://www.fancynonsense.com/.  She has graciously agreed to guest post for me about her experience with lasagna gardening.  Enjoy! It’s a … Read more

Growing Great Tomatoes

Growing Great Tomatoes

One of my most successful crops has always been tomatoes, which is great, since a homegrown, fresh from the garden tomato is one of life’s greatest treats. If you are interested in growing tomatoes in the desert (or anywhere, really), I’ve found the key to be a good fertilizer and an early … Read more