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”

How to harden off seedlings

My last frost date is finally approaching, and my seedlings are getting big and strong, just about ready for their more permanent outside homes. For almost two months now, I’ve coddled these little seedlings. I started with the best quality seed mix I could find, put my garden plans boldly down on paper, and calculatedContinue reading “How to harden off seedlings”

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”

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”