Category Archives: Gardening

2016 Garden Plan

Every garden season starts about the same… I have grand intentions and they mostly fall short. This year it was not for lack of trying though. I planted and replanted my seedlings and carefully babied them, but through a variety of factors (too many rainy/cloudy days in a row, forgetting to soak them down once or twice, etc), not a

Garden planning 2015

Its that time again!! Or even a little past time if you live where I do… Its time to plan your garden! I’m actually a little behind on this one, but that’s basically the story of my (gardening) life. I finally got down to business this weekend and solidified my garden plan. I actually already have a few plants in

The Pros and Cons of Container Gardening

I’ve been rocking an all container garden for almost an entire season now. I decided to go with a container garden since we moved to a new house in April and didn’t have time to tackle the jungle of a backyard in the midst of all the moving/settling in craziness. While I’d like more of a traditional garden next year,

Tower herb garden

I’ve never had much luck keeping herbs (or much else for that matter) alive, but I’ve always wanted to have an herb garden at hand. I figured that putting them all in one place might make it easier to keep them alive. I love the pictures I’ve seen on Pinterest of tiered herb gardens, so I decided to try and

An All Container Garden

We recently moved to a new house and the yard needs some work. Rather than rush to get a garden dug and prepped when we really should be focusing on other things, I decided to go with a container garden this year. So far, its working out well.  I’ve made it a little over a month with everything surviving and

DIY Succulent Garden

I was totally stumped on what to get my mom for mother’s day until I was browsing a flower website and I saw a cute succulent garden. But at $80? No thanks… I realized I could probably make my own for cheaper. Armed a few basic facts about what succulents need to survive I headed to the garden center and gathered my

Container Garden Planning

I’m stuck in gardening limbo again this year. I think I shared with y’all last year that we were planning on trying to move, so I wasn’t sure whether I should plant a full garden or not. I ended up going with the full garden and we didn’t end up moving, so it worked well. This year, we’re pretty sure

Lessons from my garden

I may be delusional, but I’m trying really hard to hold on to the last bit of my garden. I have some lettuce still holding on, but I’m to the point where I have to cover it every night. I’m just too stubborn to give up on having my own greens! (Obviously I got a little heavy handy with some

Fall Gardening

I’m really bummed that summer is coming to an end. It seems like this year it took so long to get here and of course it flew by like it always does. I’m also sad that the farmer’s market and gardening season is coming to an end. Now that I’ve tasted the difference between grocery store produce and local produce,

How to save money with a rain barrel

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen our new rain barrel. I’m very excited about it. Especially after I opened up last month’s water bill at almost $200. That is just not going to fly. Between our garden, new landscaping and keeping the lawn green (the last of which I could do without), we have been spending