Gardening Tips

July in the Garden

July in the Garden

I’ve been on the quiet side lately, blogging about once a week instead of my usual daily blather about all things gardens, gardening, and wildlife. I hope you don’t mind. Work has been busy, but more importantly, I’ve been busy in the garden, in the […]

Common Garden Pests

Common Garden Pests

This spring, we’ve seen an abundance of common garden pests ranging from the big (deer) to the small (potato beetles). Every garden is subject to some sort of pest. I don’t care how big or how small your garden, something else wants those vegetables, fruits, […]

Transitioning the Vegetable Garden from Spring to Summer

Transitioning the Vegetable Garden from Spring to Summer

This is the time of year when I transition the vegetable garden from its spring crops into summertime. It’s the time of year when we never seem to have enough room in the raised beds nor enough time to do all of the work we […]

Replacing a Raised Garden Bed

Replacing a Raised Garden Bed

This weekend, our project was replacing a raised garden bed. We build the original raised beds about nine years ago. Sun, water, and weathering rotted the boards. They were coming apart at the corners. It was time to replace the raised garden beds.   Replacing […]

Fall Garden Update and Dealing with Drought

Fall Garden Update and Dealing with Drought

  Despite the continuing drought, and the toll it’s taking on the flowers here, the crape myrtle remains lovely. I thought a nice, cheerful picture of the fall garden, showing the pretty crape myrtle blooms, would be a nice way to start off this update. […]