Garden Planning

There’s not much to be done in the garden in February, at least not here in zone 4. But as the days lengthen and the sun comes out from hiding, I just want to do something – anything – garden related. Houseplants certainly help in the grey winter months, and seed shopping is fun. ButContinue reading “Garden Planning”

Garden FAILS. What I’m doing differently this year

It’s only February, but I am already chomping at the bit to get started on this year’s garden. Considering there is still about a foot of snow on top of my garden beds, I still have quite a while before I can even think about starting seeds. Hello, last frost date in JUNE. But it’sContinue reading “Garden FAILS. What I’m doing differently this year”

Garden Journal: June 17th, 2022

So we may want to rebrand this as a bi-weekly(ish) garden journal because it just has not been happening every week like I planned. Nevertheless, much has grown since I last took you on a stroll through my gardens, and I’m excited to do so again today! Let’s start with the container garden, shall we?Continue reading “Garden Journal: June 17th, 2022”

How to Prune Hellebores

Ah, hellebore. She is a new favorite of mine. I’ve always had an affinity for growing edibles, but just last fall I took a little foray into the world of landscaping. It all started with a giant, ugly, overgrown shrub. I was just so tired of looking at it, that finally one evening I hadContinue reading “How to Prune Hellebores”

Guide to Winter Sowing

You want to start your garden from seed, but maybe you don’t have a greenhouse or a grow light set-up. Perhaps you don’t have time and attention to devote to needy seedlings. You’re in good company. Winter sowing has been a game-changer for my little backyard garden. It is so simple and low-maintenance, and IContinue reading “Guide to Winter Sowing”

How to Make a Moss Spring Wreath

Anyone else desperate for spring? Every year, come February or March, I get a bit restless. My winter hobbies have lost their charm and I just want to get my hands in the dirt and enjoy the sunshine on my face. But alas, winter has really only just begun here in Montana. We have quiteContinue reading “How to Make a Moss Spring Wreath”