Hope blooms…

Well I think it's safe to say the last few weeks have been anything but ordinary! I had so much hope for my gardening blogs and really diving in to teaching garden techniques as well as sharing recipes and fun stories. But like all of you, I am now home schooling my daughter and my... Continue Reading →

Where to Sprout Seeds…

Maybe you have a green house maybe you don't. If you're like most of us you probably don't have a formal spot for starting seeds when there's still snow on the ground. Each year my home turns into a green house. Picture frames are moved from shelves and replaced with seed trays. Tables are set... Continue Reading →

Planting seeds…

Yesterday I wrote about chosing seeds and picking out how you would like to grow them. Today I want to write about how to plant them, as well as how to use a soil blocker. Before you open your soil and dive in get yourself a work station set up. To make the process easiest... Continue Reading →

Time to Start Seeds!…

Spring is on its way and that means for those of us that live in zone 5 (most of New York) it's time to start planting seeds! Let's start by learning the basics about a seed packet: Today I'll be planting pansy seeds as well as tomatoes(and many others). Pansy's like cooler weather and do... Continue Reading →

Holidays Come to an End…

Is it just me or is the holiday season a whirlwind of emotion?! I LOVE the holidays with a particularly special love for Christmas. I love how black Friday is spent getting the Christmas decorations up! I love the smell of Christmas cookies in the oven and making lists of food needed for family gatherings.... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Start…

After a long year has come to an end, I find myself eagerly waiting for my first seed catalog to arrive in the mail. It should come this week or next but meanwhile I am busy taking inventory of my seed stash and get an idea of what to do in the garden. Some people... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions…

Gym commercials, diet ads, new year new you! This time of year we are bombarded with dozens and dozens of ways to "improve" ourselves. And why not?! It's a brand new year, new chance to make changes, to try new things! Nothing wrong with that! But what bothers me is how this time of year... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Day…

In my family I am the one that hosts Thanksgiving, I love it! I love to host family events and do all the work that goes with it. But when it comes to Thanksgiving the celebration revolves around dinner...the problem is how to occupy everyone's tummies while we wait for dinner to be finished. You... Continue Reading →

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