If you live in Canada (or anywhere where spring has just arrived), this post is for YOU! Today I’m talking directly to all the gardeners for whom gardening season has only *just* begun. We’re pretty much still looking at bare lawn patches (maybe with a hint […]
Today I’m getting up on my soapbox to talk about two things that make me tick: budget-friendly projects and environmentalism! Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd, and I am so excited to share an eco-friendly project with you. It also happens to be the […]
My dahlias are the pride and joy of my garden. I’ve waited all season for them to bloom and now here they are! They are the most gorgeous flowers for arranging, and today I’m going to share with you a loose, harvest arrangement: perfect for your […]
I’ve learned SO much in the two years I’ve had a garden. (And I have only just dipped the tip of my big toe.) But, in an effort to help other newbie gardeners (or maybe experienced gardeners who are faced with a new garden), I’ve coralled my […]
To celebrate the (much-needed) arrival of spring, I treated myself to a little spree at my local Rona, and put together my planters for this year. In case you missed last year’s planter makeover extravaganza, you can catch up here. These purple-blue salvia caught my eye […]
We're making awesome progress in our garden! Here's the first installment of my digital garden yearbook.
Perhaps it's wishful thinking, since it's -24 degrees, but here are my garden plans for 2015.
Also known as the Make-Work List. 🙂 Erick and I are still new to the whole homeownership game, and this is our first real fall in the house. (We moved last November, so we missed fall by a month – and if you live in […]
But we all say “wow!” when the full, rich blooms open at this time of year! It was my first year growing dahlias (my first year growing a garden, to be exact). I was spurred into this fledgling hobby by my Aunt Sheila and Uncle George, […]
“Gardening with herbs, which is becoming increasingly popular, is indulged in by those who like subtlety in their plants in preference to brilliance.” – Helen Morgenthau Fox Too right you are, Helen! You have to love someone who uses words like “indulge” and “subtlety” in […]
When I started up F & N this winter (or re-started, I should say), one of my plans was to use this blog as a kind of garden journal. This is Erick’s and my first spring in our first house so we’ve been looking forward […]
Well, ok, only 3 1/2, but it felt like a lot when I was lugging soil and rocks to the car! My story begins one fateful day one day when my mom asked me if I wanted some used planters from their garage. Since they are […]