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 … More Incorporating Antiques Into Your Garden Design

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 … More 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. 

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!

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 … More Garden Challenges