veggie tails & puppy dog tales

no. I didn’t flunk spelling I just like quirky titles and if the title fits the post then I say go with it 🙂 We’ve dreamed of a garden for years. but I’m a city girl that knows nothing about growing food. I can grow flowers, until August that is and then everything becomes quiteContinue reading “veggie tails & puppy dog tales”

sedum rooting success & sharing sweet memories

Years ago my neighbor Helen,  gave me a couple of Sedum plants.  In case you are not aware, I have a slight phobia…a fear of killing plants, especially plants that people give me.  As done in the past I planted the two Sedum plants in a place where I was confident they could survive.  IContinue reading “sedum rooting success & sharing sweet memories”

mystery solved!

Yes…I’m showing you a photo of my compost dumping bin, not because it’s lovely, only because there is something lovely growing in it. I posted the “what is it?” question on my facebook fan page I have some really smart friends…they all pretty much figured it out. Without the help of the “hint-hint” photo BirdContinue reading “mystery solved!”

today’s bountiful harvest & a cute little spider

This morning I spent time in my humble little garden It’s already hot and muggy at 8:30, the only breeze is from the mosquitoes swarming around my ankles but… This was my bountiful harvest think I’m ready to tackle some acreage? Butter lettuce, beets, onions, banana peppers and tomatoes Somebody’s gonna have an awesome saladContinue reading “today’s bountiful harvest & a cute little spider”

curiously odd…i just had to share!

Ever wondered about these strange beings in your yard? Get ready to be either completely amazed or completely grossed out! eewww!!!  what’s that sticking out? I had to know…. so I went searching for answers. Google is my friend and my “go to” source for those really goofy questions have floating around in my headContinue reading “curiously odd…i just had to share!”

making more of a good thing!

Did you know that you could do this… when this… begins to do this… it’s simply amazing! this one plant has now been rooted and planted into two other containers and so far they are thriving. this all happened when a piece of  this one… broke off after transplanting in a a horrific wind stormContinue reading “making more of a good thing!”

guess who came to dinner last night?

Yep! it was Bob! He looked amazing in his red suit He even accessorized with a sprig of fresh mint! Since I first posted about my very first tomato we’ve since found that the plant that Bob came from is a mass producing plant Bob now has about 16 siblings growing very nicely that isContinue reading “guess who came to dinner last night?”

A Successful Special Delivery

thank you Susie…they arrived today! this one goes in the “success” column! they are absolutely beautiful. My husband answered the door when the postman knocked He came into my office with a box from Iowa he asked; “what did you order now?” I thrust my chin upward in a prideful way and said, “nothing” (battingContinue reading “A Successful Special Delivery”

Radish Harvest & My Sweet Tooth

My first attempt at gardening continues to reap rewards of veggie loveliness Aren’t these the prettiest radishes you’ve ever laid eyes on? Would you agree that I’ve gone off the deep end here? But really…they are pretty. Except for those little pesky green worms who lost their lives when I caught them munching on theContinue reading “Radish Harvest & My Sweet Tooth”

Meet Bob!

I know… he’s not red but he will be he’s our first tomato I’m so proud! Does this mean I’m a real gardener now? This was no easy feat I feel like a new mom This began a year ago when Mr. Rustique brought home these… and see…you thought it was just me that broughtContinue reading “Meet Bob!”