Barbara & Mary Beth: Today we thought we'd share a few tips on how to get great photos of all the beautiful things you grow. Now, we don't claim to be photo pros, but we have some tips that will help you get great, dramatic pics of even the most humble garden flowers. Tip #1:... Continue Reading →
Mary Beth: Here's another new semi-regular feature — Sunday Zen. We haven't quite defined it yet, but the post title will give you a hint about where we're going with this. Whatever we dream up, it will be all about the images and similar in mood — quiet, contemplative and restful. Because at least one... Continue Reading →
Two Tuesday's Tips in a row! We amaze ourselves. This week Mary Beth wants to tell you about her favorite tool. Last summer she slapped one in my hand and I was an instant convert. Then I've got some tips for starting peas and beans. Mary Beth: If I had to pick only one important... Continue Reading →
Besides, it's highly attractive to Monarch butterflies and it'll take part shade, which is pretty much all I've got. So I took two!
Spring has sprung in the West and it's on its way in the East — although with that crazy weather you might find it hard to believe. This week's tips focus on roses and weeds. In the Garden MB: Whip up a batch of my version of Rose Tea for a quick boost. I make... Continue Reading →
A reader asked us if we knew how to deal with some pesky ground-nesting bees that have made their home in potted plants in her nursery. She's concerned that they might bother her customers, so we did some research and found out lots of interesting things. Ground-nesting bees are part of a large group of... Continue Reading →
It's been a while since we promised to make this a regular feature of our blog, but we really mean it this time. We're going to post gardening and beekeeping tips every Tuesday — or if we get super busy, every other Tuesday. And we've added a new page where we'll gather all of the... Continue Reading →