Blooming

Got some pictures around the front yard. It needs a lot of work, but that doesn’t stop the stuff that’s ready to bloom to do so. The first picture is the only one I planted myself. Everything else was planted by the landlord before he died.…
None of the plants are looking well...the herbs are perhaps the greenest, but they all are turning pale and some have white spots, which could partially be from the cold, but I think it's the soil. The compost we added just wasn't enough. I'll…

About Me

My name is Amy, I am a 38 year old married mom of 4 kids, though 2 are now adults, and the younger 2 are quickly approaching their teens, so it's less "mom of 4" and more "circus ringleader." I am self employed; I own my own handmade soap company,…
The strawberries seem to be ok after all that cold, I see more green. One plant isn't doing well, but the other 23 are growing. A cousin gave us these hangers (among a bunch of other stuff) and I just had to get the hanging containers....just…

Warming up....sort of

Well, the super cold system is gone. It left over 2 feet of snow on our friend in Alberta, Canada though LOL It's not real warm, about 45-50 right now, but warm enough to start hardening off the seedlings. So they are spending their first day…

Yard Work

The front yard has these curved areas wrapping around the front and side of the house, and along the sidewalk and into the side yard, they're full of roses and rhododendrons, a big wisteria and other bushes. The weeds in these areas have gotten…

Tilling the garden

Got the tilling mostly done (it needs another pass). Mowed the back yard. Started a "proper" compost - half buried a 32 gallon plastic trash can in the ground and filled it with some of the "compost" I've been making (grass clippings)…