My veggie gardens always disappoint. I’ve tried several methods since moving to Columbia, MO. First, I just tried normal raised beds. Then, within those beds, I tried square foot gardening. I am never happy with the results. The raised beds tend to dry out too quickly. The plants get pretty crowded and weeding is difficult. I eye my friends’ gardens with envy, what am I … Continue reading Vegetable Gardening – Ugh
Gardening season is pretty much done for now. I planted a lot of bulbs for spring and called it a day. I still have to clean up a bit and mulch (when the weather gets a bit nicer for a day or two) but I am otherwise in hibernation along with my garden until March. The pandemic, protests, and politics made it difficult to devote … Continue reading 2020 Garden Reflections
For the first six years of my garden here in Columbia, Missouri, the goal was to plant and grow. I took out grass, created some hardscaping and planted, planted, planted. I’m now at a different point, I’m ready to start curating my garden. There are several reasons for this turn in my gardening. First, I am running out of prime real estate. My yard is … Continue reading Moving toward Curation
Just a quick picture post featuring oodles of zinnias. They’ve been so abundant this year and lovely to enjoy. Zinnias are also some of the easiest to grow flowers. You can also very easily keep the seeds to save some money for next year. This year I had almost the whole rainbow of zinnias (just missing blue). Enjoy! Continue reading Zinnias 2018
On March 11, a little more than a week before spring, this was the scene outside my window. Luckily, the snow melted the same day and spring is indeed on the way! The first flowers bloomed before the snow on March 5th. The first flowers this year were not crocus, they were mini irises (which I forgot I planted) and hellebore. My yellow crocus that … Continue reading It’s Spring!