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 […]
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 […]