Food for Thought: Fall Plantings

Gardening, much like all things in life, is all about perspective. The fun part is how that perspective changes throughout one’s gardening journey. In my case, one aspect of my gardening perspective that has changed dramatically over the last five years is how I view succession planting. Specifically, planting in late summer for a fall harvest. When we moved to Maryland (zone 7a) I was … Continue reading Food for Thought: Fall Plantings

Food for Thought: Sunflowers Are For The Birds

Literally. I mean besides the obvious fact that birds eat sunflower seeds. Sunflowers are, in every way, for the birds. Sure, they’re beautiful eye candy that adds a pop of color to any yard or garden, and the insects LOVE them. Bees, hover flies, June bugs, Assassin bugs, beetles of all kinds; you name it. But, to our feathered friends sunflowers are so much more … Continue reading Food for Thought: Sunflowers Are For The Birds

Food for Thought: Together we Blossom

More often than not I am a solo gardener. Make no mistake, I thoroughly enjoy sharing my love for gardening with others, but there is nothing that refuels my soul like wandering through my garden first thing in the morning, coffee in hand…alone. Just me and Mother Nature. No conversation, no one else’s energy, just me and the buzz of pollinators hard at work. Inner … Continue reading Food for Thought: Together we Blossom

Food for Thought: Onions

I’ve decided to start a “Food for Thought” series. I often times have thoughts while gardening that aren’t necessarily informative, no intended growing instructions or pest control tips; just thoughts. I had previously decided that they were not post worthy but today I stood in my plot chastising myself about something and thought…maybe I should share this. The self-lecturing was based on my perception of … Continue reading Food for Thought: Onions