Gardening in Late July

July can be a tricky month.  The weather is normally hot and very dry which brings with it challenges for irrigating the garden and keep plants alive to produce well throughout the fall.  This July in TN has bee a lot different.  Out hottest days so far this year were like normal days in…

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A Garden Preparation Plan for Spring

Spring will be here before you now it.  Which means all that fun garden time for us gardeners.  In order to maximize the productivity of your garden and minimize the maintenance required we need a plan.  We need a spring preparation garden plan.  We need a plan of attack to get all those chores…

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2013 Home Garden Project List

Every year I write down my ideas for gardening projects.  It helps me to put down some thoughts and map out where my garden needs to go throughout the season.  I won't be able to accomplish every project on the list but it does give me some direction.  At the end of the year…

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Over the Weekend

Mowed the lawn - check. Weeded the shed gardens - check. Weeded the sitting wall garden - check. Weeded and mulched the mailbox garden - check. Weeded the corner shade garden - check - kind of. Weeded the birdbath garden without a birdbath - check - kind of. Cut back a 'Powis Castle' artemisia…

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My Vegetable Garden To-do List

Guess what?  June is here, we're even a week into it, and I still haven't gotten my vegetable garden completely ready!  It's frustrating to say the least.  I've been so busy making plants for other people, selling at a local farmer's market, and recovering from a nasty family sinus virus that I just haven't…

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September Garden To Do List

It seems like I've blinked and it's gone from May to September!  This summer has been a complete blur to me, but that's how life is sometimes. Needless to say there are many garden chores that are coming up that will need done this month.  Here's my September garden chore list! Finish pruning trees…

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