How I Make Mint Tea From my Garden

After snipping a bunch of stems with lots of fresh looking leaves, the mint gets washed of all dirt. I use a salad spinner to help quickly dry the bunch. Then, I start the drying process. There are a few different ways to do this part. I prefer to dry my herbs the old-fashioned way,... Continue Reading →

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Foraging for wild edibles

What an experience! So, tonight I went on a nature walk at the Awbury Arboretum with a group called the Wild Foodies of Philadelphia. I walked the grounds of the arboretum with a foraging enthusiast and was enlightened by the wealth of information that she was able to share about all of the native plant... Continue Reading →

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5 Tips for Thinning Your Baby Lettuce

Exciting times in my small city garden! Enjoying the fruits of my labor with the first salad from my vegetable garden is always a special treat. This year I am growing a lovely mix of salad greens called "Salad Bowl" along with "Burpee Bibb" lettuce. Described as a delicately crisp lettuce that is slow to... Continue Reading →

A Lovely Rose in a Small Garden

I think we all can agree that roses are beautiful! This Mother's Day I was gifted a beautiful rose bush for the garden (from my wonderful hubby). Since that day I've been caring for this lovely bush and admiring its blossoms on a routine basis. The color of the rose is a vivid pink that... Continue Reading →

The Annual “Wildcard”

So, every year I have a garden and every year I like to try to grow something new! A plant that I have no experience growing, and have never grown before...that's what I call the "wildcard". In some years, I've had plants that I've experimented with and planted for the first time with great results!... Continue Reading →

Wayward Tomatoes

  So I have a lot of little tomato seedlings this year. So many, that I had to start tossing them away! πŸ™ I planted tomato seeds in the garden and they are coming up beautifully. However, there are more than 50+ tomato seedlings coming up in various sections of the garden- in places that... Continue Reading →

Pink Lavender and plant photography

I've been growing this lavender plant in my garden for many years, about 8 to be exact. And every year I seem to learn more about this particular plant. It's likes and dislikes, it's inconsistencies, it's overall behavior... After all these years with my pink lavender, I am still interested. I took a picture of... Continue Reading →

Planting beans in the garden

I’ve been growing vegetables in my garden for over 10 years now, and every year I learn something new! I keep detailed records of what veggies I grew last year and work on my plans each spring to decide what to plant in the current year. This photo shows the garden 1 week after the... Continue Reading →

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