Tag: garden

Summer Blooms

Summer Blooms

At this moment, I am sipping my iced espresso and enjoying my air conditioning. Like most of the country we are riding out a heat wave. Gardening work is usually done in the morning and the evening when the temperatures are a little cooler. I […]

Fall Garden

My blogging has been a little sparse due to some  recent big personal changes. I’ll be posting more about that later. It’s been a great summer filled with unusual, moderate temperatures and cool evenings. That was until recently. The past few  weeks have been filled […]

Wordless Wednesday:First Artichokes

Fall Flowers

I hoped everyone enjoyed their extra hour of sleep this morning. This Saturday I worked hard in the neglected backyard. Spent plants were removed and leeks,onions, garlic and violas were planted. I finally got around to turning the makeshift compost bin. I have been using […]

Spring Flowers in the Backyard Garden

The backyard garden is filled with lots of new flowers. I have a mix of my old favorites such as viola, calendula, nasturtiums, and nicotiana. I’m also happy to report a few vegetables are starting to flower like my summer squash, tomatoes, and tomatillos. I […]

Almost There

The lemons on my little Meyer Lemon tree are turning yellow. In a few more weeks I’ll be able to harvest them. I was going to try my hand at making Limoncello this winter. But I tend to use my lemons and my vodka up […]

Winter Squash Mania

Prior to this year, I did not have a lot of exposure to winter squash. My experience was limited to canned pumpkin for Thanksgiving. I never thought to plant any because I assumed they would go to waste. But that was before I was given […]

Let’s Talk Cucumbers!

After we constructed the Earth Trainer for our tomatoes, I was left with half of a storage container. I thought it was best not to waste it and I turned it into a bed for my cucumbers. I placed it next to my raised bed […]

Summer Garden Tomato Edition

I have a confession, last year’s tomato crop was horrible. It was terrible. The combination of putting underdeveloped seedlings out too early, not providing them the right nutrients, and erratic weather patterns resulted in a pathetic amount of tomatoes. This year I vowed it would […]