Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden

Previously in this blog, and across social media, I shared terrifying photos. Hornworm poop Hornworm EggsWhile their presence seems to be dwindling, I still see some signs that they are around like bare stems here and there. So after some other gardeners shared with me how much easier it is to spot hornworms at night … Continue reading Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden

Just Use Your Imagination, and your child’s toys, to Make a Fairy Garden

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14 A couple years ago I gathered a hodge podge of tiny props and flat ground growling herbs to make my little girl a fairy garden. I had always been captivated by … Continue reading Just Use Your Imagination, and your child’s toys, to Make a Fairy Garden

The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors

Third time's a charm -Said by a lot of people As many of you know, I discussed the topic of transplanting tomatoes TWICE and it was contrary to many gardening belief systems. I defied that idea using  Emilee and Jere Gettle's wisdom and Winston Churchill's words to back my theories. Some things just need to be repeated. … Continue reading The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors

An answer at last in reference to the unidentified plant

I posed a question about a plant a while back. Remember "Eesa Fuji?" Well I downloaded an app called garden compass and it allowed me to send the picture to an expert. Here was their response: "Difficult to tell without the flowers, but appears to belong to the Wisteria genus, a twining woody vine that … Continue reading An answer at last in reference to the unidentified plant

The Difference Between Surviving and Flourishing

Hibiscus flowers do not require water, the blooms will stay viable until their time has passed, with or without watering. http://www.hibiscus-flower.com/ When we moved into this house, my friend told me that the small bushes that were planted in front of the house were Hibiscus bushes. I was very excited about having Hibiscus bushes in … Continue reading The Difference Between Surviving and Flourishing