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It’s Okay to Fail

“Thanks for allowing me to fail over and over”, followed by a peck on the cheek. That was my wife’s greeting to me this morning while eating breakfast. An idea she had for a dessert for the garden club didn’t turn out as planned the night before.   Why is it we...

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt  Write in the names  By office (in front and beside the office) Find a Lover from the South   You can play me in a band   Annual Area Black shade cloth area across the drive from the office Find three annuals with a food in their...

Who doesn’t love fresh, juicy strawberries?

Have you thought about growing your own?   Strawberries are pretty easy to grow, but do require some soil preparation and attention during the growing season.   Start by locating a sunny spot in the yard where your patch will receive at least 8 hrs of...

Is Your Garden Complete?

Ignoring the fact that our gardens are never finished, I was heading in a different direction with this question.   Quite often we base our plant selections on visual appeal. Sometimes we are drawn to a fragrance, and for many of us it stops here. If this...

A Welcoming Focal Point at Your Front door

For various reasons many of us don’t get as excited about planting our front annual beds each year.  Problem is this can leave our landscape lacking in color or interest.     Patio trees make a wonderful focal point, and with some imagination...