Protect A Garden From The Freeze

Here in the north, we’ve already seen snow in the garden. Winter is on it’s way which means it is time to protect the garden from the freeze, namely the most valuable plants for next years growth. Although many gardeners believe that when the weather starts getting colder and the leaves start to fall, it […]

Organic Mulch

Earlier this month I was talking about mulch for the garden as winter approaches. If you are reading this, you have used some form of mulch during your gardening life. However, did you know that there are many other options for organic mulch to explore? That conversation struck up some lively discussions regarding the costs […]

Fall Gardens

Since our seasons in this part of North America are so short, I’ve often entertained building a green house. After the house fire though my building projects are already too many to count so this year I opted to turn my mind to the fall gardens. Fall gardening keeps the produce moving into the kitchen, […]

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 […]

Gardening Tools

There are actually very few gardening tools you need, but certainly many that you can own to make the job easier! Spade Trowel Watering Can Hose …and you’re good to go! That is, as long as you have plants or seeds to grow into that garden of yours. If you’re starting annuals from seeds, you […]

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 […]

Grow Organic Herbs

One of the best decisions made since I moved to the country is to grow organic herbs. I don’t know why, but food started tasting better to me since I left the city, largely in part, I believe to having fresh organic herbs on hand and knowing how to use them in my cooking. I […]