Beginner/Intermediate Home Gardeners: 3 Best Tips for Planting Fall Vegetables

As a beginner to intermediate gardener, you know that fall is coming up quick and you only have so much time left to plant your fall vegetables. As a home gardener with a few years of gardening experience under my belt, who is taking a social media class from Northwestern University through Coursera.com, I found…

How to Make a Cinder Block Garden

Are you looking to add vertical interest to your garden? A cinder block garden is a great, budget-friendly way to add structure to your landscaping. It’s very easy to make and it can be low maintenance too if you choose drought-tolerant plants. I built my cinder block garden last year and it’s one of the…

Beginner/Intermediate Gardeners: 3 Best Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

As a beginner to intermediate gardener, you know that mosquitoes are one of your biggest garden foes. As a home gardener with a few years of gardening experience under my belt, who is taking a social media class from Northwestern University through Coursera.com, I found two articles that explain various natural ways to rid your…

My Garden Battle with Japanese Beetles: Fight to Save my Grapes

There I was, minding my own business doing my daily plant check-up when I saw a few Japanese beetles feasting and romancing each other on my grape leaves. This was not my first brush with these bugs since I have a rose garden where they feasted like kings last year. But this was the first…

Beginner/Intermediate Gardeners: 3 Reasons Why You Need Drip Irrigation Right Now

As a beginner to intermediate gardener, you know that watering your garden can be time consuming and expensive. As a home gardener with a few years of gardening experience under my belt, who is taking a social media class from Northwestern University through Coursera.com, I found two articles that explain how to cut down on…

Basil Limeade with Strawberries Recipe

Summer is here and the temperatures are soaring. What’s a better way to beat the heat than a nice cool glass of limeade/lemonade? Here’s my fresh from the garden twist on a summer staple. Basil Limeade with Strawberries. Picture is my own. Ingredients 6 Limes2 liters Water4-8 tablespoons of SugarHandful of BasilHandful of Strawberries Method…

Beginner to Intermediate Gardeners: 3 Best Tips for Harvesting & Curing Garlic

So, you’re a beginner to intermediate gardener who planted garlic cloves in the fall and now it’s finally time to dig up those garlic bulbs and see the fruit of your labor. As a home gardener with a few years of gardening experience under my belt, who is taking a social media class from Northwestern…

Beginner/Intermediate Gardeners: 3 Ways to Grow a Ton of Tomatoes

As a beginner to intermediate gardener, you know that one of the most popular goals this time of year for gardeners is to grow an abundance of tomatoes. As a home gardener with a few years of gardening experience under my belt, who is taking a social media class from Northwestern University through Coursera.com, I…

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Welcome to my Gardening Blog

Hello, thanks for coming to my little corner of the internet. Welcome to my blog where beginner to intermediate gardeners can find useful advice, reviews, tutorials and inspiration for their gardening concerns. This is not my first rodeo as far as blogging is concerned, but this is my first gardening blog. Rosie the Riveter rose.…