Fall Veggies!

The fall veggies are growing like weeds! Ha! In spite of Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent lack of rain, our veggies in the trial garden are thriving.

Watering the Roses

For the past couple of years, I’ve been watering the rose bed with my handy water hose and hose gun. It’s worked well but it gets tiresome. Finally, my brain worked to prime capacity. I found a sprinkler hose that fits my needs for the rose bed.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: Post-Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew gave us a shove last week. He was kinder than expected but still managed to inflict damage to many in our area. We were very fortunate that we returned home from evacuating to Atlanta to find that our worst damage was blown-over rose bushes. Y’all, I can not fully express the roller coaster…

Monday Morning Garden Walk

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m slow to get going today. Here’s some garden beauties to get our brains going until the caffeine kicks in. All the bok chois Roses and a few more roses Clementine Zinnias Milkweed

Merryweather Didn’t Make it

We were so very, very excited when we found a monarch on our milkweed a couple of weeks ago. If you follow us on Instagram, we’ve shared the progress of the caterpillar growing. But, we have sad news to report. Merryweather the Monarch didn’t make it. This post may contain affiliate links. You can read…

Our Monarch

This time last year, we had an aquarium full of monarch caterpillars. Our 21 caterpillars eventually grew into 10 monarch butterflies that we released with our neighbors. This year, we didn’t think we were going to grow any monarchs. Imagine our surprise when we found a teeny tiny caterpillar on our milkweed! This post may…

Not What I Had Planned

We are well on our way down the fall gardening path. Mwwwuuuaaahhhhh! No, we’re not. Yet again, it’s time to move on the Plan B. And C. And D. Before we left on our latest excursion, I had started some of or fall veggies. Kale, collards, sour gherkins, and other delicious fall veggies seedlings filled…

Traipsing Through the Heirloom Garden

We took off for the mid-Atlantic last week to celebrate 20 years of our family. We decided to introduce the kids to some of our favorite places from our early days. One of our favorites is and will always be the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Boats, boats, and more boats with a lighthouse thrown in…

You Can Grow That: A Stir Fry Garden

You may recall that one of our New Year’s Resolutions was to grow a stir fry garden. What we’ve learned since then is that most of those veggies grow better for us in the fall. Hey, guess what?!? It’s close enough to fall to start our stir fry veggie garden. Woohoo!!! This post may contain…

Putting Out Fall Tomatoes

With our fall tomatoes almost ready to go out into the garden, we couldn’t wait any longer. We spent yesterday morning, before it got too hot to do anything outside, planting the fall tomatoes. Some of them may be a little too small to go out but we’re also running out of seedling growing room.…