Super Simple Zucchini Gratin Recipe

A simple zucchini gratin is one of my “go-to” side dishes that you can whip up for an everyday meal or serve to guests. This week for Tuesdays in the Garden we are sharing “farm-to-table” recipes. Since I am mainly an ornamental gardener, I decided to share a recipe made with zucchini, since it seems… [Read More]

How to Beautify your Garden Path with Brick Word Art

Brick word art is a great way to add a little whimsy and beauty to the garden. When I was a kid we often painted rocks during the summer. I remember everyone wanted to paint ladybugs and toadstools. Today, there is a huge resurgence in this craft, however the painting is much more sophisticated with… [Read More]

Natural Sugar Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

This natural sugar strawberry rhubarb crisp is a great way to use fresh strawberries and rhubarb with natural maple syrup, instead of refined sugar. This year I signed up for a local CSA program. In case you are not familiar, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically you pay a subscription fee to be a… [Read More]

7 Helpful Tips for Tackling Weeds in Your Garden

It’s Tuesdays in The Garden, and this week we are discussing planning for summer. I don’t know about you, but weeds are a major issue for me in the summer. I do my best to block with mulch in the spring, but come mid-summer watch out. Maybe you have the same problem. This is why… [Read More]

How to Make a Wild Grapevine Wreath

How many times have you purchased a grapevine wreath? I know I have purchased many. They are not very expensive, and they work well with so many projects. However, did you know you can make a wild grapevine wreath from vines you may have growing in your backyard? Make a Wild Grapevine Wreath Here’s a pic… [Read More]

How to Make a Succulent Birdcage Planter

I found this cute bird cage stand for my very good friend who recently celebrated her 50th birthday. She is a bird lover and an avid gardener, so when I saw it I thought it would make a wonderful succulent birdcage planter. Succulent Birdcage Planter this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read… [Read More]

9 Ways That Gardening Can Improve Your Mental Health

Everyone knows that a little bit of physical activity each day is vital to your health and happiness, but when it comes to gardening, there may be even more health-related reasons to get out there in the dirt. How Gardening Improves Mental Health Gardening, spending time around plants, and getting fresh air can have a positive… [Read More]