In the past few years that we've lived in our current home, Andrew and I have watched rabbits and a groundhog take up residence under our shed in the backyard. Although we didn't like it, we weren't particularly motivated to do anything about it while the damage remained limited to a few small holes under … Continue reading Rabbits in the Garden
It's officially summer and our garden is in full swing! We're a bit behind where we were last year since we didn't start any of our seeds indoors and some of our friendly neighborhood pests (I'm looking at you, rabbits!) have caused some of our plants to fall even further behind. There's a lot going … Continue reading Garden Progress — Growing Our Own Salsa
Andrew and I are big tea drinkers with a preference for loose leaf teas and so we wondered.. what if we tried growing our own tea?!
Some couples have a song, some have a special date location, we have a flower. In honor of Andrew's and my wedding anniversary this week, today I'm talking about beautiful Columbines (Aquilegia)! How We Fell in Love (with Columbines!) Our introduction to the flower was simple: a former teacher of Andrew's shared photos of Columbine's … Continue reading Columbine Flowers
The weather is heating up in Baltimore and our garden is officially in full swing with sprouts popping up everywhere! Some things (like the squash and marigolds) are easy to identify while for others, I'll need to wait a little longer to determine if there are some weeds masquerading as our desired seedlings. Here are … Continue reading Garden progress — May
In early March, Andrew and I went on a road trip from Baltimore to Atlanta and one of our stops was at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden near Richmond, Virginia. Even though it was early in the season and most of the plants were not yet in bloom, it was still beautiful and we quickly made … Continue reading Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Visit
April showers bring May flowers and I can't wait to watch this year's garden start to mature and produce crops. This weekend's forecast for Baltimore is looking chilly (with lows in the low 40s!) so we'll be bringing our lemon tree and other less hardy plants indoors. Today, I want to share some of my favorite … Continue reading Why I garden