JoAnn’s Iris Garden

JoAnn’s Iris Garden

  Last Friday, my mom and I went to JoAnn’s Iris Garden in Eagle, Idaho. I’m sure a few of you were affected by the freezing temperatures last Wednesday, and unfortunately the irises didn’t fare well. But the plants were already bouncing back...
Spring 2013 Update

Spring 2013 Update

After six long months of closing on our house, moving, unpacking and settling in, plus going through Master Gardener training, it’s finally almost summer and time to jump back into blogging and gardening! We spent a few days hauling compost and spreading it...
Autumn 2012 Update

Autumn 2012 Update

Another gardening seasons is coming to a close and I’m always amazed by how fast time passes. It seems like just yesterday I was planting seeds and then struggling with my seedlings being damaged by the frost. The last 2 and a half months have kept me busy with...
A Closer Look

A Closer Look

As helpful as it is to see the big picture, its just as important to lean in and really look closely at a garden. There are all sorts of surprises to be had! Plus, you learn so much more about how the plants grow and you’ll be able to see potential problems...
July Book Club

July Book Club

During July, I read Our Life in Gardens by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd. In this book, the two gardeners write in detail about some of the plants they’ve collected and grown throughout their 30 years at North Hill Garden in Vermont. Sometimes minute detail. I...