Spring Gardening Tips: Preparing Your Garden for Planting

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I realize that it’s only February, but here in Georgia spring comes early.  I already see dandelions popping up and my crocuses have been blooming for weeks.  I have been searching the web for some spring gardening tips to ensure that I have at least a little bit of success with this season’s plantings.  I am a GREAT planter but not always such a good grower so I need all the help I can get.  I spent an hour or two outside today preparing my garden beds for a new crop and thought I would share a few of my spring gardening tips with you.  I would love to have you follow along on this seasons gardening adventure and see what sort of things all of you are growing this year!

When to Prune

Monday, March 11, 2013

This depends to a large extent on why you prune. Light pruning and the removal of dead wood can be done anytime. Otherwise, here are some guidelines, but recognizing that individual species may differ is important to remember.

Spring Gardening Tips

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Follow the 10 tips outlined below for a welcoming garden that's filled with color and fragrance -- and song.

How to Clean, Sharpen, and Maintain Garden Tools

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Properly maintained quality garden tools are a joy to use and can last for generations. And, like most things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Regularly cleaning and oiling your garden tools will prevent rust, keep them sharper, and allow the handles to stay strong. But if you’re like me, sometimes you’re not as diligent as you should be—putting your tools away dirty or leaving them outside in the weather. Then before you know it, they’re on the fast track to the trash bin.

Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Own Backyard

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in a vegetable garden.

Instead of bullets, there will be seeds.  Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of the house. Instead of soldiers in body armor and helmets, there will be back yard rebels, with bare feet, cut-off jean shorts, and wide-brimmed hats.  Instead of death, there will be life, sustained by a harvest of home-grown produce. Children will be witness to these battles, but instead of being traumatized, they will be happy, grimy, and healthy, as they learn about the miracles that take place in a little plot of land or pot of dirt.