Seed (lack of) Organization

How many packs of seeds can an amateur gardener have? I order new seeds every year ~ sometimes twice a year. I buy them at gardening stores, the grocery store and on-line. I am like a kid waiting for a present to arrive. I go through great lengths deciding what I want to try and…

Bug Hotel

Do you have a reservation at the Bug Hotel? I had two spikes in the side of my deck that were driving me crazy. They protruded but could not come out or be banged in. My solution was a bug hotel. I got two clay pots with holes on the bottom and worked them around…

Hellebores

The hellebores in my garden love this location. I cut off all the leaves in early February to make room for the new shoots and get rid of the old greenery. The sun filters through the trees early in the morning allowing them to get the cool sunshine. Later in the warmer months the overhead trees…

Herbs

I have planted herbs in the raised gardens in the deer proof garden. Three types of basil, chives, cilantro and parsley. Although there are many herbs the deer here do not eat – like rosemary, thyme, and mint – they are not suppose to like sage. Last year was so dry that they were munching…

City girl moves to an island

welcome to my first blog……. 2012 Filed in: Retrieving It was time for a change. Our third and youngest child was going to go away to university. We did not have to have the house where she grew up in any longer. Yes this did turn the family in quite an uproar but with the…

Hellebores

I love this time of year – the ground has melted and now the heads of the hellebores have popped up – it is refreshing to see that Winter is on it’s way out. The filtered light and the amazing space seems to help these hellebores seeds themselves. The deer completely ignore them – thanks…