Planting Trees in the Spring: What You Need to Start

If you’re thinking about planting trees in the spring, check out this post. I’m sharing my experience and what you need to start. I’m in zone 4 in rural Vermont. So, my experiences will be based on where I live. You may need to tailor them slightly for your planting zone.This post may be sponsored. […]

Growing Citrus Trees Inside: 5 Helpful Growing Tips

Have you ever tried growing citrus trees inside? Our growing season in Vermont is only about six months long. On a good year, we can start lettuce at the beginning of May and harvest pumpkins at the beginning of October. Growing indoor plants is an absolute must if you want to have green growing things […]

Best Fall Bulbs for Spring Blooms and Vibrant Colors

Fall is a busy time in the garden. Not only do you need to clean up any flowers that have died, but you also need to plant the best fall bulbs for spring blooms. In Vermont, the bulbs we plant in the fall are the ones that will grow when spring arrives. This post was originally […]

Seasonal Garden Flags and How to Use Them in Your Garden

One simple way to dress up your garden is by using seasonal garden flags. I love working in the garden and lately, I have been looking for unique garden decor to add a bit more color to certain areas. Afterall, flowers don’t bloom year-round in Vermont. There are sometimes when the color needs a boost […]

Self Watering Containers Plants Will Grow Well In

There are several self watering containers plants will grow well in if that’s something you’re considering this year. I’m the first person to admit that gardening is a lot of work. It’s a very labor intensive hobby even if you have a small garden or two rather than one that’s several acres in size. Thankfully, […]

Lilacs and Landscaping Ideas You Can Add to Your Yard

Are you wondering about lilacs and landscaping? We have five or six lilac trees on our property. They’ve been here for years and I love the color and the scent of our lilacs each year. Before you plant a lilac tree or decide to make it a focal point of your landscaping, there are a […]

How to Keep Rodents out of the Garden Naturally

Are you wondering how to keep rodents out of the garden? We have a vegetable, herb and flower garden and it seems like they attract a fair share of rodents during the summer. Since rodents can bring diseases with them, that’s not something I really want to encourage. While we don’t mind birds and animals […]

How to Use Seed Balls and DIY Clay Seed Bombs

Have you ever wondered how to use seed balls? I’ve seen seed ball recipes on Pinterest before but I have never been quite sure how to use them. I’ve always started my garden with seeds or plants in the past. This spring, I decided I wanted to learn how to make a seed ball and […]

Make Cut Roses Last Longer With These Tips for Fresh Flowers

Are you wondering how to make cut roses last longer? I love roses, and I’m very lucky that my husband buys them for me regularly. They smell heavenly and are one of my favorite flowers. The only thing that I don’t like about roses is that they don’t last as long as I’d like them […]

8 Tips for Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Yard

If you have a garden or enjoy landscaping your yard, I’m sure you’ve considered tips for attracting native pollinators. Without pollinators, our fruits and vegetables will not grow. We need to encourage their growth and to do that we need to provide them with shelter and an environment that encourages them to grow. This post contains affiliate […]