Category Archive: Gardening With Confidence

When is spring?

Posted by on March 1, 2017

The first crocus pushing through the soil says spring to me, along with daffodils dancing with their faces in the sun, and the wind stirring eddies from fall’s remaining leaves. Spring has official times, and, for many of us, spring can be a state-of-mind. My childhood was spent baffled when having to mark a season […]


February Garden Maintenance For the Southeast

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Before the gardening season kicks into full gear, evaluate your landscape with regard to sustainability. Are you doing all that you can to reduce water, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer use? Are you  composting? Are you harvesting rainwater ? Are you planting the right plant in the right place? Do you mulch? Let this be the year you consider […]


January Inspiration

Posted by on January 5, 2017

  The sun is low on most January days, but my hopes are high. When I walk the garden during the winter, I hope to find solace in nature. As I look around, the trees, void of leaves, show me structure and strength. They make me feel stronger with every step I take. Color from the […]


PerfectBee FREE On-line Course

Posted by on December 19, 2016

I mustn’t have been very vocal in my failed attempts at beekeeping. Most seem to think I do keep bees. Or perhaps, they remember me posting about it, and didn’t hear how it ended. Indeed, twice I tried; twice I failed. Instead, these failures led to me starting the non-profit, 501(C)(3) Bee Better. As a […]


December Garden Inspiration

Posted by on December 4, 2016

First appeared in Fine Gardening. When I decided on a winter walk, it was at the point in the evening when dinner was done and sleep was still a ways away.  I topdressed with a goofy hat, gloves, and scarf for a journey down the garden path. The evening was amazingly quiet. Of course, I […]