What’s Blooming Now?

Some of the blooms of fall are my favorite of all. A lot of people have hot colors now (reds, oranges), but I still like my pastels with a little yellow and white thrown in for balance. I love this combo in front of my house. A few blooms of a hardy geranium compliment the […]

A Late Summer Bouquet

I just had to share this beautiful bouquet. I asked my daughter to find something blooming in the yard for the table centerpiece and this is what she came up with. Wow. She’s good. I believe that flowers are an important part of the frugal lifestyle. Huh? You read that right. I just think flowers […]

Two Views of the Garden

I was looking through some of my photos and came across this one I took of the vegetable garden last March. I was surprised, I guess. I mean, I know what it looks like in winter, but I kinda forget when I’m in the harvesting season: This is what gardeners dream of in the winter […]

Summer Flowers

My 13-year old daughter has taken some really good photographs this past year. I really think she’s got a great eye for composition (yes, I know I’m biased, but I really do think…). So I asked her to take some pictures of flowers that were blooming now in our garden for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day […]

Garden Harvest and Problem

We’ll start with the positive: I love bringing in the basket full of beautiful produce. Zucchini for kabobs, the last of the lettuce, green beans for my favorite side dishes, and a lovely head of “Graffiti” Cauliflower. Isn’t the color something? One of the reasons it’s so fun to garden is to be able to […]

The Garden After A Week Away

This was the harvest I came back to after 8 days away from the garden on our vacation. The broccoli and snap peas were finally ready to harvest- yea! The snaps are so good to eat just standing out in the garden all warmed from the sun… As you can see, despite my planning, I’ve […]

What’s Growing Now: Mid-June

Ah, roses. Old-fashioned, multi-petaled pastel ones are my favorite. In our city house, I went crazy with the roses and had about 30 bushes and climbers on a 50 x 100′ lot. It was too much work (ever prune a climbing rose that is 20’?) and I decided I would only plant a few favorites […]