Spring Awakening

I love Spring! The days are getting longer. The sunshine feels warmer. Everywhere I look I am surrounded by life. It's a time of newness and rebirth. I feel re-energized and alive being outside. Today, I took some time to appreciate and capture what early Spring looks like in my garden. Enjoy! Dormant plants awaken. My … Continue reading Spring Awakening

Easy Garden Project for Kids: Pinecone Bird Feeders

Spring is officially here bringing new life to the garden including the return of my favorite feathered friends. I don't know about you, but I love wild birds.  What these small creatures endure, how far they travel, and their nearly constant motion amaze me.  After a rainstorm, I often go outside and listen to their … Continue reading Easy Garden Project for Kids: Pinecone Bird Feeders

How to Grow Epic Tomatillos

Ever wonder what makes your salsa verde green? Surprise! It's not green tomatoes but instead a delightful fruit called the tomatillo. You can purchase tomatillos at the grocery store (typically located near the peppers), but if you have the space I suggest growing your own. With few pest and disease problems tomatillos are easy to grow organically, prolific … Continue reading How to Grow Epic Tomatillos

To Rake or Not to Rake? – The Benefits of Leaf Litter

Every Fall, nature adorns our trees and shrubs with festive color. The changing scenery practically invokes feelings of warmth and a desire to drink hot apple cider. Or in my case, visit a pumpkin patch - where this year I found an awesome old tractor... Once the color-glory is over and the leaves begin to blanket the ground, it … Continue reading To Rake or Not to Rake? – The Benefits of Leaf Litter

5 Ways to Re-purpose an Old Tomato Cage

We all have them. The rusted, bent, and virtually unusable tomato cages. Their condition is a sign of a tomato harvest well done but they cannot possibly handle one more growing season. What to do? Repurpose them! This post highlights 5 awesome ways I found to use my old cages to solve common garden problems. 1. Provide protection from … Continue reading 5 Ways to Re-purpose an Old Tomato Cage