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 […]

Best Fall Flowers for Bees

I’ve always enjoyed gardening both for what I grow to feed my family and what I can offer back to feed the wildlife.  Since humans expand their territory more and more, we are taking away land that wildlife used to rely on for their needs. I think it’s only fair that I give back what […]

How to Start a Community Garden

I am part of the Toms of Maine Goodness Circle and this post is sponsored. There’s no way around it, healthy food can be expensive at the grocery store. I’m frustrated each week when I look at the prices of healthy, organic food compared to heavily processed, unhealthy food. For people who have a strict […]

Tips for Storing Fresh Herbs

I love my herb garden. It’s one of my favorite gardens. Not only are herbs attractive but there is nothing more rewarding than walking out to the garden and snipping a few fresh herbs to use when cooking dinner. I love using fresh herbs as long as possible but as the weather turns colder, I […]

Time Saving Gardening Tips

I love having fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers in my gardens. There is nothing that makes me happier than to know that I helped turn that tiny little seed into something pretty amazing. That said, gardening can be a very time intensive hobby. Your garden requires food, water, weeding, pollination and other care in order […]

How to Distress a Flower Pot

We have two house plants that I’ve managed not to kill yet. One is in a pretty pot I got  years ago from a garden center. The other is in an ugly plastic pot that I really want to replace.  I love the look of the distressed flower pots in the garden center but they’re […]

Gardening Aches and Pains | Fall Garden Clean Up

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by fast acting Advil® Film-Coated and I received a free sample of Advil® Film-Coated. This is a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions expressed are my own. #FastAdvil I love gardening. I really do. Well, actually, I love the fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and gorgeous […]

A Garden Party: How to Force Paperwhites

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Delta via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Delta. I love flowers and one of my favorite things to do when I have time is to play in the garden and admire what’s growing. I generally […]

Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

Those of you that live in the south may be wondering why I’m writing about putting the garden to bed for winter in the middle of September. Unfortunately, here in Vermont, winter is not that far away. As a matter of fact, we had our first hard frost last winter. Usually we don’t get the […]

What’s Growing This Week

The temperatures are pretty much always in the 70s or low 80s now in my area of Vermont. Evenings still cool down quite a bit but thank heaven the threat of frost is over.  The nice weather seems to be over so quickly here that I try very hard to enjoy it while I can. […]