Tag: backyard gardening

Like a Walk in the Park

Last month I mentioned that I was hoping to get my groove back with this new Spring season, and I’m happy to say that the groove is kind of on, in my garden and in my life.  In my garden beds, I planted the sugar snap peas, radishes, arugula and

It Begins Again

It’s hard to believe what a crazy year we all had. I’m waxing nostalgia on this Covid year because this week last year all of my son’s schools shut down. And now this week, they are opening 5 days a week again. Looking back on the last 12 months, I

Gardening observations: PESTS

Just a few weeks ago, the garden was lush and manageable and green. And so far, most of the garden is growing well. The beds are starting to burst and it’s only early July. The goods news: the garden is growing and this year so far I’ve been able to

The start of a gardening journal

When the pandemic hit this year, it seemed pretty likely that I wouldn’t be traveling much this summer. The last few years our family trips has been chock full of amazing experiences – The Badlands, Devil’s Tower, Mount Rushmore, Mammoth Cave, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Mojave National

Bloom Report #3

As we all stay at home, Spring is busy out there continuing to bloom. As comparison from last 2 posts, here are the same plants, pictured 5 days apart (last set photographed April 3rd). Also, I’m adding another tree for me to watch its growth, a Norwegian Maple, because it’s

Bloom Report

Before I get into the blooms, I have to say the last week felt verrryyy loooong. I don’t necessarily adapt to a new routine quickly, so having everyone at home now 24/7 left me feeling very unproductive. And it was rainy and gloomy, too, which didn’t really help the situation.

Backyard Inspiration

It is now officially Day 2 of the stay-at-home order and I’ve had to resort to find little gems of inspiration in my own backyard. There isn’t much to look at yet because Spring hasn’t completely sprung, but there were little hints out there to tell us it’s coming soon!

I Spy Something Green

After a 2 year hiatus (which was needed), the garden is back alive (after lots of freakin’ work!). There is still weeding and working to do (and that’s what you get for ignoring your gardens for 2 years), so this is still a work in progress. Here are the first

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