Entries by eva

spring gardening

I’m Not Starting Seeds This Year. Here’s Why. I’ve got better priorities. Granted, this is a pretty gutsy thing to say as a garden columnist, but before you revoke my license, let me tell you exactly why I think it’s critical to share this with you. I try very hard to live what I write. […]

Spring

Just Starting to Plan? My Top Five Tips for Beginner Gardeners. This week, five tips for beginner gardenersjust starting to plan their spring gardens. Tip #1. Keep it small Whatever else I try to do in this column, my overriding goal is to encourage more life-long gardeners, and nothing makes a person feel more – […]

spring

2018 New Year’s Day–My Annual I’m Gonnas Each year, I like to write about my hopes for the new garden year. It surprised me to learn this was my ninth year writing this post! Remember last year when I was looking for a change? No? Here’s a refresher–after three books in the previous seven y […]

Think spring

Just Starting to Plan? My Top Five Tips for Beginner Gardeners. This week, five tips for beginner gardenersjust starting to plan their spring gardens. Tip #1. Keep it small Whatever else I try to do in this column, my overriding goal is to encourage more life-long gardeners, and nothing makes a person feel more – […]

winter

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, January 8, 2018 THE WEEK Another record cold week. We are getting very close to our hardiness zone limit with 11ºF two nights this week. THE RAIN Snow, 0.5 in. THE DEEDS MONDAY New Year’s Day. It’s been eighteen years when we thought the new Millennium would bring c – source

new year

December Garden Inspiration First appeared in Fine Gardening. When I decided on a winter walk, it was at the point in the evening when dinner was done and sleep was still a ways away. I topdressed with a goofy hat, gloves, and scarf for a journey down the garden path. The eve – source

winter

Gear Closet: Under Armour Fat Tire Govie SE Winter Boots If you live in the eastern half of the U.S., chance are you know that winter has arrived with a vengeance. Cold conditions have struck the country and the so-called “bomb cyclone” has dropped plenty of snow and ice on the New England states, bringing […]

New years

Create a Wildlife Tree from Your Christmas Tree It’s over. Most people in the country are doing one of four things right now. ① Breathing a sigh of relief. ② Wondering where December went. ③ Feeling a bit nostalgic and determined to keep the spirit of the season going. ④ Grinning at the fact tha […]

Garden ideas

Sicilian Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve I learned early on that when you get married, you also marry your husband’s sports teams (at least with my guy … Go Reds!). This extends to cultural traditions too, especially if he comes from a strong cultural background. That’s where one of our fav – […]

spring

How to choose the right fertilizer for all your growing needs Most anyone that grows any plant knows it needs certain nutrients in order to thrive. The challenge if often knowing what type of fertilizer to give what plant and when. One of the most important things you can do in understanding what your plants […]