Every gardener has challenges that they need to overcome in order to be successful. Some areas get hot quickly and can limit what can be grown. Other areas are more ideal for nearly year-round gardening, however, they may encounter more pests or diseases. Then there are places where the growing season is not only short but also includes a cool climate. I fall into the latter category. Though it can be a struggle to achieve a successful garden, these 6 tips for cold climate gardening will help those in cooler climates to reach their gardening potential. When I first started gardening here, I honestly wasn’tRead More →

Summer reflections

Summer is nearing its end. The days are starting to become shorter and the temperatures aren’t quite what they used to me. The time has passed quickly and before it truly comes to an end, I thought I would share my feelings about this summer. While there is still nearly a month of summer left, with school starting next week, summer is basically over. Honestly, fall is in the air, and that is what sent me down the summer reflections path. Summer reflections I have to admit, I’ve never really taken the time to look back and reflect upon a summer before. They tend toRead More →

We are half way through summer and that can lead to summertime boredom. The summer break can go by so quickly. In some places, kids are already heading back to school. For others, like my son, they still have a month left of summer vacation. But what is a parent to do when their kid comes up and says “Mom, I’m bored!”? It may be easy to come up with things to do for the first few weeks, but after a while, it can be tough. So today, I am sharing some summer boredom busters to help kids and parents make it through the restRead More →