Posts tagged "gardening"
So just what IS Red Ribbon Week?

So just what IS Red Ribbon Week?

I’ve heard the term “Red Ribbon Week” many times in the past but it wasn’t until recently that I really learned what it was. For those of you who, like me, may have heard of this event but only have a vague idea of what it is, I thought I’d fill you in. Red Ribbon...
Bareroot Roses 101

Bareroot Roses 101

Roses are one of the most loved flowers in the world, and are the most popular flower in the United States. Roses can take many forms; bushy, tall, miniature and can even climb fences. Roses are a popular choice for Valentine Day bouquets and many other special occasions. Roses are also popular garden plants, and...
And the Winners Are...

And the Winners Are…

Today marks the official end of our 2014 Homegrown Recipe Contest…and what a contest it was! We had recipes of all types, sizes, and styles submitted from a Baked Cheesy Pumpkin, to a Vegetable Meat Loaf, to Baked Fish Fillets with Asian Glazed Grapes! It is always so difficult to decide on the top 3...
Start the Morning Off Singing!

Start the Morning Off Singing!

Well, the day is finally here…the last day to enter the 2014 Homegrown Recipe Contest! We have once again received so many wonderful entries, my recipe box is now over-flowing at home! To celebrate the deadline for entering the contest, I thought I’d featured a recipe for a meal which we don’t often receive entries...
Just like Grandma's

Just like Grandma’s

I just HAD to share this recipe from the 4th Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only choose one food to have with me, raspberries would probably be it. Tart and sweet in perfect harmony. It’s almost as though this recipe was created just for me. Mary...
Dinner or Dessert?

Dinner or Dessert?

The 4th Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest keeps rolling along and my kitchen is a mess! A lovely mess, that is. The recipe I’d like to share with you today was submitted by one of our winners from last year, Roxanne of New York! This recipe contains possibly one of my fave ingredients of all time:...
It's not just for Thanksgiving Anymore!

It’s not just for Thanksgiving Anymore!

As many of you know, we have already kicked off our 4th Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest — and we’ve been receiving some scrumptious entries again! As much as I would love to keep them to myself and claim them for my own at our next family get-together, I figured it was high time I start...
Gardening with Little Feet

Gardening with Little Feet

Somehow, I always manage to get myself in a bit over my head with plans – it always sounds like a great idea and completely realistic until it gets down to the actual carrying out of whatever event or project I have gotten myself into. And now that I have two almost three-year olds running...
Heirloom Tomatoes -- All the Rage or Just a lot of Hype?

Heirloom Tomatoes — All the Rage or Just a lot of Hype?

If you know anything about gardening, read anything about gardening, or ever happen to overhear anything about gardening, you’ve no doubt heard the term “heirloom” and specifically, in reference to tomatoes. I myself was not sure what the term actually meant until several years ago when I finally decided to start getting more educated on...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part III

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part III

We had even more brilliant entries in the months of July and August when things really started blooming: July First Place Winner – Christie from Royston, Georgia Christie says, “This is one of the blooms from the Holland Bulb Grab Bag offer last April. My garden surely is pretty this summer!” And many of our...
Color, Color, and MORE Color!

Color, Color, and MORE Color!

Are you passionate about purple? Gung-ho for green? Whimsical about white? Have you ever considered planting a monochromatic garden? This fall could be the season to try it! Creating a monochromatic garden (that is, one of all the same bloom color) can make quite an impact. Keeping a color consistent throughout your garden can be...
Who Knew?

Who Knew?

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”by Robert Burns This quote couldn’t be more fitting for me today. Some of you may remember the post I wrote back at the end of September entitled “To Bouquet or not to Bouquet” in which I described two different methods of planting. In this...