Hello fellow readers, I think you’ll enjoy this little ditty of home remedies to garden dilemmas which reintroduced me to Neem Oil – the old tried, and true I call my “duct tape” for the garden. Last week we spoke about aphids and a remedy using dish detergent.
Hello fellow readers, Michele of Sparta asked how to keep aphids off her newly adopted Knock Out Rose. Her other had been devastated by aphids last year and predicted Knock Out #2 would be impacted. Aphids are small sap-sucking insects destructive to plants that overwinter as eggs and
Hello fellow readers, I had the privilege of meeting with Josh of Stillwater who adopted Skippy and Jay Jay in March at 5 weeks old weighing in at 15 pounds each. His ‘Kids’, the actual name for baby goats said Josh, are Toggenburg goats named after the Toggenburg valley in Switzerlan
This morning during an Ellie walk I came across Mom and her ducklings tucked away in a small pond in front of a farm house. My attention went to them when willy-nilly Mom made a ruckus lunging towards us as her babies swam to take cover under a shrub nearby. I wish I could have lin
Hello fellow readers, There is a beautiful assortment of plants that can serve as transition shrubs from the lawn to a woodland that can help hide unsightly views. Weeds are misplaced plants. It was Diane of Knowlton who asked for tips to “tame her jungle,” which sounds like weeds cou
Hello fellow readers, To prune or not to prune, that is the question from Mary of Blairstown (that would be me) and oodles of others who are perplexed and annoyed by the devastating damage from the harsh winter. Plants that normally would be well on their way to showing signs of promi
Hello fellow readers, I am learning so much from all of you! On Mother’s Day, Pastor Marcia shared that soil temperatures were still too cool for farmers to plant their crops which related to her sermon on honoring all who nurture. While shopping for plants I met Phil from Morristown
As a designer, I am grateful for the joy of helping others beautify their surroundings which often leads to sharing encouragement and life experiences; the inspiration for my column and now blog. It's more than about gardens... it’s about learning and growing as we share Dilemmas, Delights & Discoveries in the garden of life…