Posts tagged "gardening"
Water Line to the Garden

Water Line to the Garden

Progress has been made on our quest to have a vegetable garden!  I’m so excited! We thought there was a water line going there, since there was a spigot next to the garden shed when we bought the house, but somewhere in the history of the the house that water spigot got disconnected to any...
Name That Weed!

Name That Weed!

Remember last year when we made our own compost bin for free?  We’ve been faithfully using it and adding leftover fruit and vegetables to it ever since.  A few weeks ago, we noticed something growing in it.  We decided, out of pure curiosity, to let it keep growing and see what happened… and look at...
Planting New Dawn Roses

Planting New Dawn Roses

On par with feeling the baby’s first kicks a few weeks ago, our wedding day was probably the happiest day of my life.  It was perfect– our closest friends and family together with us as we said our vows under a beautiful arch made by my cousin May. Is my cousin talented or what?!  I...
Inspiring Garden: Monticello

Inspiring Garden: Monticello

If you’ve ever visited Charlottesville, chances are you’ve gone to the estate of President Thomas Jefferson: Monticello.  I had the pleasure of touring Monticello (for the first time ever– such a disgraceful Virginian I am!) last November with my family and fell in love with the beautiful restored gardens. Easy on the eyes, isn’t it?...
Building Compost Bins - On a Budget!

Building Compost Bins – On a Budget!

Before we talked about moving out of a city, I barely knew what compost was, so here’s what you need to know – compost is organic matter (think anything from weeds to last night’s salad) which has decomposed and magically turned into fertilizer; ok, it isn’t magic, but that’s an entirely different subject.  Since we...
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