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.
Knowing that you don’t need full-sun for all your crops opens up a lot of doors when it comes to planning for your garden. Maybe (like me) you will realize that you can sacrifice a bit of lawn and instead of spending your time mowing, you can be spending your time collecting food for your […]
Many people have no idea that they can grow their own mushrooms… and that it is actually quite easy! Shiitake mushrooms are delicious, healthy, easy to grow, and can be grown in the shade. Mushrooms can be grown in a variety of ways, but growing them on logs is very simple, low maintenance and can […]