How to Grow Lilies Even Without a Green Thumb

One of the biggest perks of learning how to grow lilies is getting a splash of color in your yard with very little work.  I am a huge fan of gardening but I usually do mostly food gardening.  I understand, however, that flowers play a vital role in the well-being of my vegetable garden.  Flowers attract pollinators and without those little guys I would have no squash come summer!  So, I plant an assortment of flowers that require very little attention. Planting perrenials and an assortment of bulbs gives me the beauty and pollinators that I … [Read more...]

Gardening Tips for Growing Tomatoes in Containers and a Unique Gardening Gift Idea

These gardening tips for growing tomatoes have been sponsored by Uncommon Goods but all opinions are my own. When I first moved into this house 10 years ago, the first thing I did was start putting in garden beds.  I was fairly successful at my garden adventure and regularly brought in baskets of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and herbs.  As the years have passed, the trees surrounding my yard have grown significantly taller and the amount of sunlight my yard gets has dwindled.  It has become harder and harder to grow anything back there, no … [Read more...]

Upcycle Candle Jars into a DIY Succulent Garden

On any given day, you can walk into my house and it will smell like something baking.  And usually, I am not actually baking something!  I have an obsession with food scented candles.  Apples and cinnamon, Rosemary and Thyme, Vanilla Mint...if you can eat it, I probably have a candle that smells like it.  While I try to buy reusable candle jars when I can, I inevitably am left with tons of old candle jars that need a new purpose.  I have been looking for ways to upcycle candle jars and found a lot of cute suggestions on Pinterest.  Most of them … [Read more...]

Easy Gardening Tips that Won’t Break the Bank

I have been gardening for many years...ever since my preschooler came home one day with a lima bean plant that he grew in class that he wanted to put in the ground. Well, the boy is now a teenager who asks for Trinidad Scorpion Peppers at the nursery and I am still outside playing in the dirt! Gardening is addictive and a great way to feed your family while reducing your carbon footprint.  Unfortunately, gardening can also be expensive and I am not made of money!  I have learned over the years where to invest my money when it comes to feeding … [Read more...]

Tips for the Beginning Gardener and a Garden Update

These tips for the beginning gardener have been sponsored by  Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been gardening for many years but it seems like every seasonI learn something new.  Gardening can be a wonderful hobby that is both frustrating and immensely satisfying.  If you are a beginning gardener you need to go into this process with a clear understanding that it does take a bit of work, some research, and a whole lot of luck some years!  However, feeding your family right from the backyard is also incredibly … [Read more...]