Garden Memories

  After flipping through numerous garden magazines, like another favorite of mine Birds and Blooms and checking out online sites. I’ve found myself reminiscing about my childhood in Pondtown. As a young child it was almost enchanting in the spring time when everyone was busy working in their garden planting vegetables and flowers. I can remember…

Prepping The Garden

Once we determined how much space we would need for the garden our next task is to find the most cost effective way to prep the garden. This is very important since this will not only determine how good our vegetables are this year but also in the future. We realize healthy soil is essential…

A Garden Challenge

I can remember my great-grandfather’s garden. It was a huge garden right next to my home in Pondtown. From spring to fall the garden was always full of bright colorful vegetables and berries. I remember the hot summer months with the strong sweet scent of strawberries lingering outside my bedroom window. I also remember the…

Composting: 101

  Composting is not only a smart way to dispose of kitchen and yard waste, it will also enhance your property.  Denise and I are looking forward to a much greener yard with beautiful shrubs and flowers since we’ve started composting. And of course and array of  new recipes from the vegetables and fruit that…

Moments in the Garden

So winter is definitely on it’s way and the few vegetables we have are fading away. But we are glad to say next year hopefully our garden will leap. We presently have a few potatoes, basil, lettuce, parsley, peppers, celery, green onions and a tomato. We also still have some beautiful yellow roses. Early October…

The Accidental Gardener

  I have never had a desire to play in dirt.  As a child I relished in the ability of getting out of having to do things outside due to allergies and asthma. To be honest, I still do.  I was never the one that wanted to pick strawberries, go fishing or camping, and definitely…

First year they sleep, Second they creep and Third they leap !!

  Of course, I’m talking about perennials the work horse of the garden, annuals are pretty, colorful and a joy to look at but often when the season is done so are they. I love perennials, the exhausting work you put in your garden is surely worth it when you see those beautiful flowers blossom each year….