Square Foot Gardening

Lately I've been reading about our food supply and all the concerns that go along with getting food to our local grocery stores, in an "affordable" manner. I put affordable in quotes because that term is up for debate. Affordable from a monetary standpoint is one thing, but affordable from a health standpoint is entirely different. It's not a coincidence that the fruits and vegetables most people like to eat (yes, I am making an assumption here) are the ones on the dirty dozen list. I about … [Read more...]

Garden Anywhere with Container Gardens

Most of us can truly use a little therapy and I find gardening to be so therapeutic.  Having your hands in the soil, caring for a garden is good for the soul.  No matter why you live, whether you live on an acre or in an apartment you have the ability to start a container garden. Container gardens give anyone the ability to garden! It isn’t too late, if you want to grow a few vegetables this year, go for it!  Try to find small, miniature or dwarf varieties of whatever type of plant you want to … [Read more...]

Miracle-Gro Gro-ables Update

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We have plants! In all my years of having a garden, this is the first year that I've done everything in pots. In an attempt to keep my black lab from eating my plants, everything I grow this year will come out of an orange colored pot. My daughter had been learning about growing plants at school so we decided to continue the learning process at home. We had attempted to grow some … [Read more...]

I’m A Little Country At The Garden Home Retreat #Bean2Blog

My first year in college I went through a country music phase.  I listened to singers like Travis Tritt, Randy Travis and some guy named Garth Brooks?  I'm not sure how that started because the majority of my mere 18 years of life I listened to rock music.  Everything from Elvis Presley (thanks Mom) to hair bands and even the dreaded heavy metal. That country phase only lasted 6 months and I never thought it would ever come back.  That was until I visited P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Retreat. … [Read more...]

Painted Clay Pots With Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers

This year for Mother's Day I knew I wanted to do something handmade.  After browsing Pinterest for ideas and finding this from Positively Splendid, I finally decided on a painted clay pot that she could sit on the steps of the deck.  My parents sit on a corner lot and for some reason, we've never used the front door.  Everyone just knows to come to the back patio door when they come to visit.  Since there aren't any house numbers on the back of the house, I thought it would be fun to paint some … [Read more...]

Garden Organically With Whitney Farms

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine. We moved in our home late in the season last year.  When most people had their gardens in ground in April, we were packing up our belongings and moving across the country.  By the time we moved, unpacked and even thought about gardening it was June.  I took a chance and planted my garden but struggled with one aspect.  It was hard to find organic soil or organic plant food anywhere.  After doing … [Read more...]