For the first time in my life, I'm going to have a big flower garden! I'm really excited and would like to share my adventure, so I'm going to write about my experience as it unfolds, beginning with a bit of history in this article—let's just say I I
With the success of my front garden and metal feed trough planter, I began thinking about how nice it would be to have a large garden where I could plant many kinds of flowers. I realized that we already had the perfect spot, it just needed some work to
This is my master list of the flowers and bulbs I planted this year. I may add a sorted version below this one to identify which are annuals, biennials and perennials. I need to keep track of what species germinated (and how many?), which seem
This beautiful seedling is a King Henry Hollyhock! There are 6 other seedlings and since I took this picture, each is showing off their second set of leaves. (I also have a section of Black Hollyhocks. Only one has sprouted so I will be
This adorable but detrimental ground squirrel is drinking water out of one of the dishes we put out for the birds. Raised Bed Garden, 1 Month Update: The Bad (and the sad) When I was preparing my raised bed, I discovered that many ground squirrel
Steve and I have wanted to grow pumpkins and gourds ever since we moved to southern Oregon, but something always got in the way. This year I finally got started at the right time and with Steve's help, we have a pumpkin patch!