How to Prune Thimbleberries in a Few Simple Steps

Do you know how to prune thimbleberries? If you live in the northern part of the US or in Canada, you may have these growing in your backyard. While they aren’t as prolific as raspberries, if taken care of properly, you can get a fair amount of berries. This post contains affiliate links, and I […]

The Best Plants to Grow on a Trellis

I’ve been wondering about the best plants to grow on a trellis. I’d like to create a small prayer garden in the open spot where our weeping willow tree was. I don’t want to have to deal with a lot of weeding so I think that having flowers grow up a trellis would be easiest for […]

5 Easy Tips for Winter Stone Planter Care

Winter is Coming! And, if you live in the northern half of the country, winter can damage your favorite garden accents. Today, I’m sharing five easy tips for winter stone planter care. Any piece that can hold water, snow, or ice, OR any piece that is placed directly on the ground, can be damaged by […]

How to Repot Plants and Regrow Celery

I love having a garden and indoor plants but I don’t always give them the attention they need.  Several of my houseplants need repotting.  They are too big for their current pots, and there isn’t enough nutrition in the soil for them to be happy.  My houseplants are all in different rooms so I forget about them. […]

Transitioning to Fall Gardening Tips

Fall is here in Vermont, so I’m sharing these fall gardening tips to inspire you to get outside and work in the garden. The leaves are gorgeous, and we have already had a few light touches of frost. Now that our garden is mostly dead, there are a few things that I need to do […]

5 Storm Preparedness Tips You Need to Know

September is storm preparedness month, so I’m sharing these storm preparedness tips with you before the storm hits your area. I’m sure you’ve seen those television programs where a big storm is coming, and everyone runs out and clears the store shelves of bread and milk. That’s how NOT to prepare for a storm. You […]

Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs in the Fall for Early Color

Living in the northeast, if I want to have colorful spring flowers, I need to plant spring-blooming bulbs in the fall.  This year, I’d love to add some colorful pink tulips to our gardens. For some reason, I tend to have a lot of yellow flowers and very few flowers of other colors.  I need […]

How to Understand Your Personal Finances

Are you one of those people that can recite their personal finance information at any time? Or do you secretly wonder how to understand your personal finances? If you’re at all like me, you’re at a bit of a loss when it comes to savings, retirement, and investment information. I mean, I know that saving […]

My All Time 5 Favorite Survival Reality TV Shows

One of my favorite ways to relax after a long day is by watching a few survival reality TV shows. While I don’t enjoy most reality TV, I do love the survival shows where people are left in the wilderness to survive. Years ago, one of the things that we wanted to do was to […]

How to Choose the Best Gear For Summer Camping

Are you planning a trip to go hiking or to visit a campground this year? If so, you may be wondering how to choose the best gear for summer camping. Camping can be tons of fun whether it’s you and your spouse or the entire family. But, forgetting something important or failing to prepare can […]