Gardening Blog Posts
I’m addicted to gardening shows. During one watching spree, I tuned into what the gardener was saying, not only what he was doing, as he strolled through the pathways and trails in his backyard urban-lot garden. I realized that his garden’s organized chaos was kind of like mine. He used the word permaculture to describe the plan behind his horticulturist chaos. What is permaculture anyway?
The heat has arrived earlier than normal this year. It feels like August, but we still have some gardening guidelines for June to check off!
Your early summer, late spring vegetables are ready for harvest. Stand on your porch. Gaze out on your abundant fresh produce and figure out the answer to the most frequently asked question. “What’s for supper?”
I’m on my second year of growing poppies. These majestic yet delicate flowers evoke so many memories for me, especially the profusions of them blanketing the terraces and meadows at the wake of springtime in Lebanon.
Its hard to create a summer window box that not only survives, but thrives in the Texas heat! I put my mind and trowel to it when a friend asked me to help her out.
“How did you make that ivy tower?” That’s the question I hear each time someone new walks out my back door. Building this tower is your next project for your spring, summer, and fall!
I’ve dug up my lawn in a strip along the sidewalk leading up to our front door. Why? It’s my experiment to do a seasonal cutting garden propagated from only seeds.
It’s early spring and I’m itching to get outside and play in the dirt. I have a cherished sign given to me by a friend that says, “dirt therapy.” For me, there’s no better prescription for chasing away the blues than digging in the moist, rain-drenched spring soil. I am assured that all my hard work amending the soil in the fall has paid off. The bumper crop of earthworms right below the mulched surface greets me as I dig in to divide and transplant my perennials.
My current favorite vegetable to grow through the winter months is broccoli. I did not grow up with it in Lebanon, and did not care for it in the U.S., but I have flipped my negative vote to a resounding yes since I’ve started growing it myself! Not only is it easy to grow, but broccoli is an extraordinary green substitute in a salad.
As Simon and Garfunkel commemorate in their top hit seventies song, herbs are a loving, essential ingredient in life.