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The October Update at Home Garden Joy

The October Update at Home Garden Joy

I love this quote. October is a special month for me for many reasons – it’s the anniversary of my first date with my husband (yikes – that’s over 25 years ago now!), my mom’s birthday, my dad’s birthday and death date, and many other […]

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 […]

The Garden Update: What’s Blooming at Home Garden Joy

The Garden Update: What’s Blooming at Home Garden Joy

You know the old saying, “The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot?” I feel that way about my garden and my gardening blog. When I’m busy writing about gardening, I am inside and not outside working in the garden. This week has seen me working outside […]

Springtime in Bloom: Redbuds and Crabapples

Springtime in Bloom: Redbuds and Crabapples

It’s been raining ever since I planted the peas, lettuce, beets, onions and broccoli raab on Sunday – yay! The constant moisture will not only keep the cats out of the raised vegetable garden beds, it will encourage seed germination. While I wait for the […]

Garden Update: Seed Starting, Orchard Worries and More

Garden Update: Seed Starting, Orchard Worries and More

It’s spring – sort of. The weather has been warm, in the 60s and 70s, and the peach and pear trees are blooming. This is both good and bad. It’s great because I love the peach blossoms… …but it’s bad because the weather is expected […]