Showing posts with label gardening tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gardening tips. Show all posts

11.03.2013

The Sprouts of My Garden, A Sprinkle of Historical Reflection.

3457 Martha in flower garden

With Summer over, Fall gone and Winter now taking over my garden, what a great time for a bit of reflection and introspection. Looking over past posts the other day, I was brought to considering the reasons for creating this blog.

Garden. Plant. Grow. Eat sprouted from my concern with the food that we grow and eat. As mentioned in, From a Meadow, Grew a Garden, my love for plants and gardening began when I was a young child. The miracle of a little shoot growing from a seed, the blades of grass popping up in the lawn and the delicate plant sprouts arriving in the garden every spring, was amazing to me. From there, my respect, fascination and admiration for everything Mother Nature provides for us, grew.

4.30.2013

Budgeting for That New Backyard

Backyard renovations and new landscape installations are an exciting feat for me. It is very easy though, for my creative and unruly side to overwhelm my rational, realistic side when planning a new garden or landscape design. What can I say, I love plants. 'The more, the merrier.' Sadly, budgets are a reality that many must abide by when considering the addition of new landscape features to a yard or property. 

After having to tone down my spring garden plans and landscaping projects for the yard this year, and meet my own frugal budget, I thought what a perfect topic for a new article. My latest featured Helium article, Tips and tricks to landscaping on a budget, discusses my predicament further, and provides some hopefully helpful advice to assist in the organizing the budget for your new backyard or landscaping project. 

Please feel free to share any tips or advice you may have about landscaping on a budget in the comments area…

1.17.2011

Eco-Friendlier Watering Ways for Your Garden and Yard

Water is one of our most precious resources, as we are all very aware… As we watch temperatures rise, and less precipitation fall, year after year many of us are taking to greener methods of watering our gardens, lawn and landscaping. There is no more, just throwing out a sprinkler at any time of the day you wish. Many areas suffer from depleted water resources, watering regulations and restrictions, and a future that looks devastatingly dry.

Simply, we need to continue to change our ways! For some, this is an easy transition, for others, not so much.

Have some green gardening tips of your own? Feel to share them in the comments.