Flower Seeds

Start clearing a corner to work through some annual flower seeds order. As soon as they arrive you’ll be digging in the dirt and getting them under a grow light.

Make Compost

You can make compost to save money on soil enhancements and it is a really nice way to use up garden and household waste. You’ll enjoy a new level of successful growing in your garden and you can keep it all under wraps in a corner of your yard in a tidy bin until you […]

Spring Garden Checklist

Very Early Spring Start dreaming of your gardens. Start sketching how you’d like it to look when it is in full bloom, framing your front walkway, the back deck, and just generally punctuating your landscape. This is the best time to let your imagination go wild and envision the perfect garden. Just remember to be […]

Stepping Stones

A country garden pathway made of stepping stones is a true delight to both gardener (keeps everyone out of your garden beds) and visitors alike. Not only that but you can display your individuality in the stones you make or purchase and they will always add a touch of color no matter what the season. […]

Country Gardens

There’s nothing quite like country gardens, no matter what your perception of one might be. That’s why I’m so glad you’re finally here. To share your perspective and offer tips to new gardeners like you and I. You know sometimes I feel like tending country gardens is a solo sport and it is always great […]

Gardening Virus

No matter how it goes, well or poorly, you’ll never forget your first real foray into gardening. You’ll also never forget the devastation of your tender seedlings getting hit by frost. The first time I ever planted anything, which I don’t count as real gardening – was back when I lived in downtown Toronto. The […]

Garden Tool Basics

After spending a few hours on this hot summer day in my country garden, I realized there are a few basic garden tools I skipped right by. This is a continuation of a longer post I wrote earlier. Gardening Gloves First and foremost, as it is the first thing I grab on my way out […]

Plant A Garden

Plant a garden of flowers, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, vines or berries – or a mixture of all. Your plant garden (aka green garden) is a healthy hobby which will bring you a steady food supply, keeps your body active and strong, and connects you with the earth you live on in unimaginable ways. One of […]

Home Grown Vegetables Are Back In Style

Keeping a vegetable garden in your yard or field is an old idea made new again. In the not too distant past everyone in my neighborhood grew their own food. Without a bustling market or prolific General Store there was just no other way for distant farmers to work their land and feed their families […]

Grow Raspberries

If you’ve mastered the art of growing your own herbs and vegetables in your country garden and are ready to try your hand at a perennial that keeps on giving for many years a good consideration is to grow raspberries. These plants are relatively cheap to buy and easy to care for – although regular […]