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 […]

Staying Active as You Age and Not Slowing Down

This post was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Staying active as you age can be a challenge. And, that’s something that I’m really starting to understand now that I’m on the other side of 50. Whether you’re […]

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 […]

How to Attract Frogs to Your Garden Easily

Do you know how to attract frogs to your garden? Today when I was outside weeding, I came across a baby leopard frog and a baby toad. I was thrilled to find them, and I decided that I wanted to attract more of them. After doing a bit of research, I wanted to share a […]

Start Thinking About Mulch [4 Tips You Need To Read]

Now is the time to start thinking about mulch. We have fruit trees, berry bushes, herb gardens and flower gardens. All of them require constant care and mulch during the summer months if they’re going to produce and be happy. As much as I love gardening, I have no desire to spend all of my […]

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 […]

Transitioning to Fall Gardening Tips for a Sustainable Garden

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 […]

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 Keep Gardening Simple and Fun

Do you know how to keep gardening simple so that it remains something you enjoy rather than something that becomes overwhelming? I have wonderful memories of filling my little red wagon with cucumbers as a child and pulling the wagon from my father’s garden to the back door of my home where my mother was […]

10 Unkillable Houseplants that Clean the Air

Houseplants that clean the air? According to NASA research, houseplants remove up to 87% of volatile organic compounds (toxins) from the air every 24 hours. Not everyone has a green thumb. I get that. Some people that have a green thumb in the garden, cannot get their houseplants to thrive.  These unkillable houseplants that clean the […]