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 […]

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 […]

How to Choose the Best Portable Greenhouse for Spring

Spring is almost here, and I can’t wait to get out in the garden again. I’ve been wondering about the best portable greenhouse for spring planting. We aren’t interested in adding any more permanent structures to our property. They require upkeep, and they need to be mowed around all year. Instead, I’ve decided that a […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Recipe for a Springtime Dessert

You are going to love this strawberry rhubarb compote recipe! So you may remember me telling you about the HUGE rhubarb plant we have.  The thing about rhubarb is that it gets bigger every single year. There is only so much that I can do with rhubarb so I am always on the search for […]

How to Sterilize Soil to Save Time Starting Seeds for Your Garden

Do you know how to sterilize soil? Spring is here and it’s time to get those seeds and plants into the garden. Many people think that gardening has to be an expensive task. It really doesn’t. Most of what my family plants in our garden we start from seeds inside. Buying a dozen tomato plants […]

What to Plant in Window Boxes for Spring

Have you ever wondered what to plant in window boxes for spring along the front of your home? I have always thought that window boxes were a gorgeous landscaping accent. Plus, they are much easier to care for than a traditional flower bed because there is less weeding involved. I’m considering adding a few window […]

How to Start Seeds For Your Garden Inside

Do you know how to start seeds for your garden inside? In Vermont, our growing season is fairly short.  Because of that, many vegetables need to be planted as plants directly into the garden after the last frost date which for us is May 25th.  These plants tend to include vegetables like tomato, pepper, Brussels […]

Buttermilk Lemon Pound Cake Loaf Recipe

You are going to love this buttermilk lemon pound cake! Pound cake is one of my all-time favorite desserts. It’s sweet without being too sweet and it tastes wonderful when you add fresh berries and whipped cream to the top. I generally make this in the spring or summer when I can get berries from […]