Just want you to know that I’m taking a short vacation, where I’m not sure I’ll have computers available. I’ll try and get a few entries in while I’m gone, but can’t promise anything. I’ll be back in early October. See you then!
Well, I’m about to go on vacation, back home for a sisters reunion. Lucky for me my husband isn’t going, because then I would have to find someone to take care of the yard and houseplants.
After putting in a lot of work on your garden, it pays to find someone who will care for it properly while you're on vacation.
We’ve been gone twice for longer periods, with unfortunate dire results. The first time we were in India for three [...]
Now’s a great time to put in an order for bare root fruit trees. If you live someplace where the soil doesn’t freeze until late November or December that’s even better. Putting in fruit trees in the fall can really give them a great start. Instead of having to take off and make leaves and fruit right after planting, they get a whole winter to put down roots.
One thing you need to do with fruit trees planted in the fall, [...]
Here I sit, all ready to start work on the new garden and we’re predicted to get rain through Wednesday, and possible showers on Thursday. Argh! I need to get this garden in place before I leave for my sister reunion, so that all my little plants will still be alive when I get home.
I’ve given up on getting the greenhouse up before I leave, because the first thing I have to do is paint all the lumber and I [...]
Asters come in pink, lavender, and white
As the summer comes to an end your yard may be looking a little tired. The green of the trees has lost its vibrancy, annuals are looking bedraggled from heat stress, and perennials are finished with their bloom.
For most people the flowers of fall are pansies and chrysanthemums, however, there are a lot of other plants you can add to your garden to spark things up.
Fall clematis, sweet smelling ocean of white [...]