Tag Archive: backyard

The Thistles Are Bustin’ Out!

  Lovely Violetta Artichokes planted in early spring are beginning to produce.  I purchased two plants; planted one in the ground and one in a large planter.  The one in the planter stayed… Continue reading

Reflective Gardening: More than a State of Mind

Reflective gardening – the literal, not the philosophical, kind – is the use of reflective material to enhance the sunlight and ramp up the photosynthesis in your plants. This method can be especially… Continue reading

I Hate My Dog: A Gardener’s Confession

I hate my dog. There, I’ve said it. Ok, maybe hate is too strong of word, but then let me just say that I am really, really, more than momentarily p***d off at… Continue reading

June’s DWV

This Month’s Word is: grow  grō/ verb. To (a) increase in size by a natural process; (b) expand; gain; (c) develop and reach maturity; (d) thrive; (e) become attached by or as if… Continue reading

April/May Wind-Down

Who knew that choosing what type of cultivation to use for landscape plantings or food crops took such forethought? A friend of mine, who is quite a good gardener, posted a photo of… Continue reading

Sidebar: My Strawberry “Patch” Misadventure

One of the DIY projects making the rounds on-line is planting strawberries in gutters. The photos look so wonderful. A couple of my friends forwarded the projects to me because they thought this… Continue reading