garden progress

i got really lazy this year. kind of. i made my seed schedule, planned everything out and then got my seeds in a little late. but luckily i planned everything on the early range of planting. example if it said start seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost i planned to plant at 6 weeks. […]

garden update

we got one nice day yesterday… and i took 100% full advantage. after work i trucked on over to the home depot and loaded up on miracle grow garden soil 4/$10! (small bags) i figured once i weeded last years beds and got rid of the debris there would be about an inch or two […]

favorite sources for garden information

for the love of all that is holy. IS IT TIME TO GARDEN YET! i am so sick of nurturing seedlings and honestly i killed a few..whoops. but circle of life only the strong survive. meaning only the ones who survive when i forgot to water them a few days in a row. i am […]

how to keep indoor topiaries alive

i like to think that i have a green thumb. however keeping plants alive indoors is a different thing. i suck at it. i forget to water them. mother nature helps me out with that when plants are outdoors. regardless of the numerous plant murders i have committed over the years i still buy obsessive […]

seed chart

i’ve been trying really hard to stay up on projects personally and professionally lately. that includes but is not limited to house, kitchen, laundry, shop, work, emails, voicemails etc. i’ve also made more of an effort to be home at night and actually make dinner (less take out). that kind of backfired on me last […]

garden stuff

ok so we have a foot of snow on the ground and it is supposed to be 60 degrees by wednesday. michigan, you’re killing me smalls!!! i don’t have just a case of spring fever… i have spring flu, fever, mumps i. can’t. handle it. anymore. my seed catalogs are all in and are full […]

future farm plans

you guys… the weather forecast says 49 this weekend which is almost 50 which is just 10 degrees shy of 60 and only 20 from 70. which is spring. which has me thinking about my future farm plans. this happens to me every year. in fact my pal jess should just hold on to my […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday! i’m so excited for this weekend. you don’t even know. well…now you do because i just told you! this weekend is going to be full of junking, shop stuff and friends and food and friends and junking and junking with friends. it’s set up to be a good weekend. photo ps thanks […]

how to start a flower garden

so many of you have inquired about starting a flower garden so i thought i would do a little write up on how i started my (first) official flower garden. in the past i have stuck to more bulb type flowers (dahlias and glads) but i had always admired my friend danns amazing array of […]

mid summer garden tour

is it mid summer? no? i’m going to say almost mid summer. to me i classify the seasons into the following months april – may – spring jun – july – august – summer september – october – november – fall december – january – february – march – winter so i guess that would […]

life lately

hello! i’m settling back in to my normal routine and getting my home to do list checked off and slowly getting over jet lag. (was still up at 4:30am this morning) but i’ve been pumping my bloodstream full of coffee and i’m loving life. being away for two weeks brought on a feeling that i […]

i’d like to check you for ticks

gardening is my relatively inexpensive (except when i go seed/plant crazy) seasonal stress relief. i love that after a long day of work i can go out to my garden and create something beautiful and nutritional. this year my garden is new to me. back in byron center i had the same beds for the […]