Adventures in Hydroponics: Cleaning out an AeroGarden

Hello, 2021! New Year, new garden! But first, let’s do a little New Years cleaning. One of my best gardening decisions of 2020 was setting up a grow light system. I had been interested in grow lights for a while, so you can imagine how happy I was when I received an AeroGarden Harvest for…

2020 Year in Review: What did my Garden Grow?

2020 has been a year alright. Just like everyone else, I had to change & adapt throughout this crazy year in many different facets of my life, gardening included. I had a few successes, a few failures, tried new gardening methods & new plants. This year’s gardening adventure was certainly a learning experience, more so…

Making a Buttercream Frosting Garden for a Gingerbread House

Building & decorating a gingerbread house has been a Christmas tradition of mine for a few years now. During normal years, I would buy a gingerbread house kit during the amazing semi-annual Wilton’s outlet sale. However, 2020 is nowhere near a  normal year & there was no November/December sale this year. I ended up ordering…

Adventures in Christmas Decorating with Fresh from the Garden Evergreens

I have been one busy little bee this holiday season. The past few weekends have been loaded with Christmas decorating activities. I normally never start decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I have just been so busy this year that I had to start early. I started making my own fresh evergreen decorations using evergreen…

A Gardener’s Christmas Gift Guide

Thanksgiving came & went, which means that Christmas is just around the bend. I figured it might be helpful to compile a list of presents that would bring joy to gardeners. Maybe you’re a gardener yourself, an aspiring one, or there’s a gardener in your life that you’re shopping for. Just like with every hobby, there…

Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe: Grown From Seed & Made From Scratch

The feasting time has come, my friends, when we stuff ourselves with turkey & all the sides. Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Years ago, I was perfectly happy with store-bought pies for the holidays. That all changed once I started making my own pies. My baking life completely changed once…

End of Season Growing from Seed Update

Whew, it has been one eventful growing season over here! 2020 brought a lot of new gardening challenges, chief among them was my quest to grow from seed. As a general novice in this gardening field, I decided to dive right in this spring by starting a bunch of seeds indoors. Mainly because I was…

How to Dry Celosia Flowers for Holiday Arrangements

A few years ago I started to make my own fresh Christmas arrangements using items from my garden (check out my tutorials for Christmas wreaths, porch pots & garlands). It’s definitely a labor of love, but it is completely worth it once you see the finished project. Plus, you can’t beat that making your own…

Fall Gardening Chores: Planting Iris Bulbs & More Garlic

Hello, November! It’s the month when gardeners that live in places with cold winters scramble to get the last of their gardening chores complete & their gardens buttoned up for the season. I am no exception & have been rushing to finish my fall gardening chores. I ordered iris bulbs & seed garlic in early…

I Grew a Pumpkin! + General Pumpkinpalooza-ness

Happy Halloween Eve! I thought I would give a little update on my post from a couple a month ago about growing pumpkins from seed. Mainly, because it’s prime pumpkin season, but also because that pumpkin actually grew! After all of the problems that I have faced trying to grow pumpkins & squash through the…