I have now built eight raised beds for my garden. The first three I did about five years ago for my kids, so they could have their own space to garden within my garden. Their interest has waxed and waned, but it is always fun this time of year for them to start planning what… Continue reading How to Build a Simple Raised Bed
No, you are not seeing things! Tulips, which are everywhere right now, will continue to grow even after you cut them and make an arrangement in your vase. Don’t you just love Mother Nature!?
I was at a Wisconsin Hardy Plant Society meeting where they said if the drought didn’t kill off your arborvitae, this unusually harsh winter of a lot of freezing rain and heavy snow surely has. At the same time, they mentioned there is no cheaper, hardier plant that provides such great benefits as privacy and… Continue reading Aborvitae Tip
So, I’ve admitted it: cooking is not my forte. But I do now enjoy it, especially if I’m able to harvest the ingredients from my garden. I’d like to share another favorite recipe that I make weekly. It is easy and cheap and nutritious. Everyone loves it (as did my family, until I started to make it… Continue reading Roasted Chicken
As much as I always wanted to become a Master Gardener, I never really thought it was within my reach. But with the encouragement and support of my family, I went for it–and at the busiest time of my life, no less! I had recently started my gardening business, shortly after having a third child:… Continue reading Becoming a Master Gardener
I love what I’m doing and I love doing what I love. It has been the busiest Spring of my life and I am so grateful for it!!! Here is what I have been up to….Creating a School Garden….Chickens….Tablescaping in Green Bay…Mulching in Seattle…Creating Pots for new clients and the usual…..planting, creating, weeding, staking and… Continue reading Spring 2012 in Mel’s Green Garden….