Weekend Life * Victory Garden

Weekend Life * Victory Garden

Saturday is all about getting outdoors ! And today I am posting about victory gardens : History, what I am planting this summer. Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany during World War I [...]

Regrow Your Veggies: Growing Vegetables

Regrow Your Veggies: Growing Vegetables

Don't rebuy your veggies, regrow them! 21 delicious foods that can be regrown at home, from scallions and lettuce to galangal, Jerusalem artichoke, and mangoStep-by-step instructions and photography to help you effectively propagate your favorite vegetables, herbs, and fruitsTroubleshooting advice, including dealing with pests, pathogens, and moldSave money and time at the grocery store by sustainably regrowing your [...]

Weekend Craft fun *

Weekend Craft fun *

I am sharing some fun Spring projects with m the outside yard for inspiration: My garden journal : What to include in your journal : Take notes about the weather. ...Seed starting and planting dates. ...Insect pests and pest control used. ...Plant inventory. ...Plants that were standouts in your garden. ...Plants that did not do well [...]

Spring Azalea

Spring  Azalea

Everything in Louisiana is waking up as Spring is here. And the Azaleas are starting to bloom. Enjoy the flowers with me - Lisa Official Bloom Season February 23rd thru March. Family photo/garden Azalea Trail of Lafayette : A springtime attraction since the 1930's, the Lafayette Historic Azalea Trail is a winding drive through historic [...]

The Little Gardener: Helping Children Connect with the Natural World

The Little Gardener: Helping Children Connect with the Natural World

The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to help children explore the natural world through gardening. Part how–to, part teaching tool, and part inspiration, The Little Gardener is a thoughtful combination of detailed instructions, tips, anecdotes, and seasonal activities designed to connect gardeners to natural systems. With fun projects, [...]

Grow Your Soil! Book Review

Grow Your Soil! Book Review

Growing awareness of the importance of soil health means that microbes are on the minds of even the most casual gardeners. After all, anyone who has ever attempted to plant a thriving patch of flowers or vegetables knows that what you grow is only as good as the soil you grow it in. It is [...]