Beginner/Intermediate‌ ‌Gardeners:‌ ‌3 Best Tips for Planting Garlic

As a beginner to intermediate gardener, you know that in order to feast on home-grown garlic in the summer you have to plant them in the fall. 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…

Throw it in the Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe

When I started this blog I intended on sharing recipes featuring ingredients that I’ve grown myself, but I’m going to have a fudge a little here for this recipe. I just can’t pass up posting my apple butter recipe because you need to make this. You need this apple butter in your life. So, even…

How to Create a Dark Garden that Morticia Addams Would Love

Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought it was the perfect time to talk about one of my gardening goals: a section of my garden devoted entirely to dark plants. There is just something so intriguing about dark-colored plants to me. I am drawn to them whenever I’m browsing at a plant nursery…

Easy Plant Pouch Tutorial

Plant pouches are a great way to add vertical interest to your garden. You can hang them from hooks like hanging baskets or attach them to fence posts. Plant pouches can also be very budget-friendly if you choose the right plants. They’re easy to make & maintain too! Read on to find out how to…

Fresh from the Garden Tomato Sauce Recipe

One of the greatest joys of gardening is being able to cook the food that you grow and share it with others. Tomato sauce is super easy to make, though it can take quite a bit of prep work. However, once you taste this sauce all that prep work won’t matter a single bit. Read…

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…