Gardening

Another Reason Why I Grow Flowers with my Vegetables…

There's no doubt that the best tasting tomato or pepper is the one you pick out of your own back yard.  Herbs from your own garden make food taste better than herbs from the grocery store.  Some people, myself included, are mixing in flowers with their veggies.  Why? Once a new gardener has grown tomatoes… Continue reading Another Reason Why I Grow Flowers with my Vegetables…

Family History · Gardening · Labradors and Friends

After Dinner Gardening and finding Hydrangeas

We enjoy the longer days of spring and summer with walks after dinner and sometimes, a little time in the backyard garden afterwards.  To make it work, I start the prep work for dinner ahead of time:  chopping vegetables, starting brown rice,  thawing chicken or fish, and picking any herbs we might need.  Once Mr.… Continue reading After Dinner Gardening and finding Hydrangeas

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Meeting my “Earth Day Deadline” with a little help…

  It is always my goal to have the garden planted, or at least, mostly planted by Earth Day, April 22.  My parents and grandparents always followed The Farmer's Almanac; perhaps this need to do so comes from their habits.   When the weather cooperates with lots of sun and a bit of rain in between,  we… Continue reading Meeting my “Earth Day Deadline” with a little help…