Save your water, add rain barrels

Posted by on May 3, 2016

An inch of rain from a 1,000 square foot roof will give you 602 gallons of water. Figure the water will run down the spouts evenly from your home. If you have four drain spouts, divide 600 by 4 to get 150 gallons per drain spout. This will flow into your rain barrel with overflows […]

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 […]

Meet Molly and Vita Gardens

Posted by on May 3, 2016

Meet Molly and her Vita Keyhole Garden

Disclaimer: To satisfy the blog police, I must disclose the following: I was asked to trial the Vita Keystone Garden raise bed system; thus, it was sent to me at no cost. My opinions are my own…and Molly’s.   Meet Molly! Molly is an avid gardener and outdoor enthusiast!     I had the good […]

May garden maintenance for the Southeast

Posted by on May 2, 2016

Love in the mist Gardening With Confidence®

May brings the end of pine pollen and the unofficial start of summer with the long Memorial Day weekend. Let the prime gardening season begin. Here’s what you can do in the Southeast garden this month. Admire blooming trees and shrubs. May is bloom time for southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). These flowers give so much, and we need […]

Chapel Hill, NC Garden Tour

Posted by on April 26, 2016

Chapel Hil Garden Tour

Are you paralyzed with what to do in your garden? Are you looking for take-away ideas to try in your own garden at home? This this weekend was designed just for you. Attend the Chapel Hill Garden Club! Make sure you go because if you miss it, you can’t say, “Oh, I’ll go next year.” This is a […]

Raleigh City Farm

Posted by on April 21, 2016

Raleigh City Farm

Over the last four years, I’ve been watching the Raleigh City Farm grow. In the downtown area of Raleigh, the Farm is located on 800 N. Blount Street. Having lived in the Historic Oakwood community for 10 years (from 1988-1998), I watched this area change. A lot. I never imagined it would be what it […]

April Inspiration

Posted by on April 6, 2016

Edgeworthia Helen's Haven Gardening With Confidence®

  With a slow start after a cold winter, the birds are scratching, singing, and suggesting I pay attention. I am. There’s a feeling of joy. They feel spring; as do I. The temperatures may not say spring, but the songs do. In my garden, Helen’s Haven, everything is two to three weeks behind. What […]