Water the ground, not the plants

Posted by on May 5, 2015

Use an end-of-hose sprayer, drip irrigation, soaker hoses, or watering can – saturate the ground and leave the leaves dry. Improve potting soil mixes. Incorporate water-retaining polymers into the potting soil for your container gardens. They really make a difference.  

Garden Glossary

Posted by on March 21, 2013


A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z A Abiotic: A non-living organism. Acid: An acid or sour substance that has a pH below 7.0. Acidic soil: Acidic soil: The pH scale is logarithmic, from 0 to 14 […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 29, 2015

Posted by on June 29, 2015

Gaia Herb Farm

THE  DAY Absolutely beautiful! Low humidity; low-to-mid 80s THE RAIN Thursday —  0.1 inch Friday  — 1.1 inches Saturday — 0.5 inch   THE DEEDS Thanks to Garden Gate magazine’s visit last week, I’m able to skate the rest of the summer with regards to major projects. I wish I could say it was ice […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 22, 2015

Posted by on June 22, 2015


THE DAY Moist (humid) and hot (95) RAIN Wednesday evening — .4 inches Thursday evening — 2 inches Friday evening – 1/4 inch Saturday evening – 1/4 Clearly, no complaints here… THE DEED Yard waste center to rid of last week’s collections. Filled the bee’s sugar water. Entertained Garden Gate magazine for two days The […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 8, 2015

Posted by on June 8, 2015

Toronto Fling 2015

THE DAY Today, I’m returning from Toronto Garden Bloggers Fling. Thanks to Helen Battersby and her team for showing us a GRAND time in Toronto!   Next year, Fling will be in Minneapolis, MN lead my by wonderful friend, Amy Schuneman Andrychowicz. OK, I’m not the best speller in the world. I’m gonna have to […]

Gardeners Roll Call: June 1, 2015

Posted by on June 1, 2015


THE DAY Absolutely beautiful! THE DEED Wished for rain. Pruned a limb off the ‘Zuni’ Crape Myrtle. As my garden ages, more and more editing needed. I like that though. Transplanted 3 peony. They were getting shaded out in their old location. Their new spot, along the peony path, is much brighter. Transplanted an iris […]

Pepper-lic o u s

Posted by on May 31, 2015


A cow bell jingles as I open the back door to see what needs to be done in the garden. Pepper’s ears perk and she comes charging down the stairs, fresh from her resting place. If I’m outside, she feels it’s her duty to be beside me. It’s hard to imagine how this home ever […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 25, 2015

Posted by on May 25, 2015


THE DAY Beautiful! THE DEEDS Happy Memorial Day! The official kick-off of summer. Scratched most of the week from the little bit of poison ivy I got after visiting the Croatan National Park. Travel this week with Beth Jimenez and the other garden geek gals. We are all heavily involved with the JC Raulston Arboretum. […]