One of the trickiest things about growing your own food is sometimes the space you haven’t isn’t ideal. One scenario that doesn’t have to be a problem is when your yard is too shady to grow a traditional vegetable garden. Just because you have a shade garden doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own food! […]
When planning your spring garden, you may be wondering which vegetables will work best for a very small garden. If you only have a limited amount of space, it can be extra important to choose plants that grow well together. You’ll also want to plant vegetables together that won’t be competing for the same space […]
Welcome to another week of Tuesdays In The Garden! Summer is flying by, and I’ve really been enjoying July. Daylilies are in full bloom and dahlias are getting taller each day. I’m still having great success with the clematis I planted in a big container this spring. I’m feeding it regularly, keeping it’s feet cool […]
There is always that one spot in my yard that is lacking a pop of color. The shade garden. It seems to be missing vibrance and variety. When I go shopping, I tend to find many perennials that favor sun. I decided to make a big push to change it up this year and spend […]
A few years ago, I wanted to create a flower bed by our entry stairs. This area gets only the tiniest bit of early morning sun. The rest of the day it sits in deep shade. The only option was to create a flower bed for the shade, so I found the most beautiful plants […]
The vision of a backyard vegetable garden conjures up visions of rectangular raised beds in full sun. Learning the basics of an edible forest garden helped me learn how to grow lots of produce in a sloping, shady, not-ideal-for-gardening, backyard.