Some of you may feel like no matter what you try to grow, it dies. Too much water, not enough water, too much sun, too much shade, or… it just dies for no reason at all. This has been my experience with gardening for a long time, and when I tried to grow a vegetable garden for a few years in a row, it was a total disaster. I fought a never-ending battle with weeds — and lost. Bugs ate more vegetables than I did those summers, and "working in the garden" involved lots of standing and squinting, hands on hips, uttering curse words under my breath. Cut to the past two summers — minimal weedings, efficient worry-free watering, easy pest control… and a picturesque bounty of gorgeous vegetables! Here are ten things I learned.
Aged and distressed terra cotta pots have a romantic appeal, but sometimes I'm just too impatient to sit around and wait for the weather to do its thing. And so is Whitney at The Curtis Casa. She discovered a simple way to recreate that weathered look with something we all have around the house!
Do you have a fairy garden in your yard? If you haven't considered it before, you might be swayed by looking at these inspirational gardens we've found around the interwebs. Which one is your favorite?
Whether your garden consists of one fern on a windowsill or an entire wall filled with a vertical garden, you're going to need to water your greens. And, of course, being the stylish sort, you'll want a nice looking watering can to do the job. We understand. We like stylish things too.
Since childhood I've always harbored a joy for watering the garden or washing the car with a garden hose. Perhaps it's the memories of Slip 'n Slide summers, sipping from hose after a game of tag, or maybe days helping my dad wash the car.
It's fragrant, fast-growing, green, and compliments fruits, vegetables and meats. It's also its own ice cream flavor. So what's not to love about mint? If you've ever grown the herb, you know where I'm going with this, but if you haven't and are interested: read on for the dos and don'ts of successfully growing mint in your home garden.