Incorporating Antiques Into Your Garden Design

A favorite past time here in the Hudson Valley is antique shopping.  There are endless shops and flea markets to satisfy the collector and crafter alike.  As a gardener, I love when I can incorporate pieces into the landscape. This old wood burning stove wasn't purchased at an antique shop, but was a piece we … Continue reading Incorporating Antiques Into Your Garden Design

DIY Garden Drying Rack

Pulled together an easy project for the garden today. I grabbed an old frame and attached some leftover chicken wire to the back with the staple gun.  Next I pre-drilled a few holes for the screw eyes to fit.  I cut a twist chain with some snips at equal lengths and attached each end to … Continue reading DIY Garden Drying Rack

Seed Tape

Trying out a little DIY project today. I'm hoping those tiny little seeds will stay more uniform when planted this way. I created seed tapes for lettuce, spinach, beets, cilantro, basil, and parsley seeds. This was really quite easy. I created the tape from toilet tissue in 2'-3' lengths, and cut down the center. I … Continue reading Seed Tape

Lettuce

Trying out the new cold frame today. Going to grow my lettuce inside and see if that deters the chipmunks from their daily dining routine. 

Morning In The Garden

Morning is my favorite time to spend in the garden. It's cool and quiet and the sound of the birds...so peaceful.  Here's what's in bloom in the flower garden.  

Garden Project – Cold Frame

Update: Cold Frame complete, and I'm so happy with the result. I think I'm going to add a third layer with a screen frame to cover as well. This way I can use it for my lettuce and tender herbs and they'll be protected from the chipmunks. 🐿 Source: Garden Project - Cold Frame

Thankful Thursday

Love the raindrops on the flowers this morning. Thankful for the water that all the garden plants need. Thankful that my hands are strong enough to work the earth. Thankful for the beauty that surrounds me and the eyesight to see it.  Make it a great day folks!

MEMORIAL DAY 

It's almost as if the garden knew to bloom red, white, and blue this weekend, in honor of those who sacrificed for our freedom. Thank you!

Garden Challenges

I'm finding the challenges of garden a tad overwhelming this week. As I marvel at the beauty of new life around me, I'm constantly reminded that the circle of life can be a painful one.  While sipping my coffee early this morning, I was delighted to see the lupine a in full bloom.  Then the … Continue reading Garden Challenges

Sunday’s Were Meant For The Garden

Lots of projects going on today in the garden. Thankful for a creative man who can swing a hammer and rock a saw.  I'll keep you posted on progress.