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, […]

25+ Wild Edibles Recipes to Keep Your Grocery Budget Down

With the rising cost of groceries, some people are considering how wild edibles recipes can help keep their grocery budget in check. Wild edibles may sound exotic but basically, it simply means edible food that grows wild around your home. This may mean the wild blackberries you have growing along the border of the woods […]

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 […]

Homemade Rain Barrels for Conserving Water at Home

Have you been considering adding a few homemade rain barrels to help conserve water? Over the past few years, I’ve heard more and more on the news about droughts affecting people’s water supply. While we’re using to hearing about droughts in places like California, it’s starting to become more of an issue in other areas. […]

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 […]

Home Well Water Testing Kits for Family Fun and Safety

Have you ever wondered about home well water testing kits and whether or not you should test your water? We live in the country and our water supply comes from a well. We read about the importance of having our water tested each spring. But, I’ve always wondered exactly how to test our water and […]