I made a mini bog garden, and you can too!

I really like plants, and really don’t like bugs, so I’ve always been interested in plants that eat bugs! One day I decided to make a little mini bog garden and I recorded what I did in case anyone else is also interested in making a little garden that eats bugs. Supplies Carnivorous plants such […]

Back in the Vegetable Garden

Last year my vegetables grew great. Until my garden was suddenly overcome by weeds and then the vegetable plants got so overgrown and mixed with the weeds which turned into a giant green jungle and I got so overwhelmed I couldn’t look at it. This year I really wanted to avoid that. So I make […]

A Garden Theme

A bit of a theme has appeared in the garden this year.. My wildflower garden was suddenly a sea of yellow and purple.  A bit of an unusual color combination, but I didn’t mind it! The Allium bulbs that were planted last fall had sprouted up as fluffy purple spheres.  And the lone foxglove from […]

A March Winter

It was a winter that was much colder than recent yeas had been.  The flowers that begun to spring up in January of last year were nowhere in sight until March. The cold continued, and it snowed more times in March than it had for the entire winter. On the second day of spring, as […]

Despite the Cold

Despite the cold that just wont seem to leave, flowers have begun to appear from the ground, and fill the yard with color. Spring is one of the most exciting seasons, every day a little more green, and a little more color appears, after a long dark winter.

Snow Garden

The snow that fell in December, quickly covered the ground and all the plants with a fluffy white coating.  Even the dead remains of flower stalks that I never got around to ripping out of the ground.  They’ve sat there for months, taunting me with their ugly selves, a reminder of yet another thing I […]

An Evening in my Mom’s Garden

My Mom’s house is surrounded with spectacular gardens that she has been working on for the past twenty something years. I never really planned on having a big garden myself, but every year I find myself planing more and more flowers. I can see now where I inherited my love of gardens from! The back […]

Tulips and a Bee

I’ve grown to really like Tulips. They never were one of my top favorite flowers, but I like that they seem to stay in bloom longer than any of my other bulbs, which bloom for a couple days and then turn into what looks like an old brown tissue. This fall I am going to plant […]

Flower Explosion

I am always amazed at how quickly winter turns into spring. How one day you see some green poking up through the dirt, and then barely a week later. Flowers everywhere. This Hummingbird Moth loved the flowers! And just as quickly as they bloomed, the flowers faded away. Not to be seen again for another […]

The First Frost

The first frost arrived last week. It was a month late this year. The weather has been strange; unusually warm, and it hasn’t rained since early October. I just hope it snows this year!