I have a secret and I've left it in plain sight on my back patio. And part of the secret is on the stoop outside the garage side door.My secret is that I still have at least 15 bags of mulch that I bought and had delivered in April (April!) that I haven't spread around in the garden. Whew. It feels good to tell my secret to someone. To get it out in the open even though it's been out in the open on the patio for several months.Thank you for letting me share it with you. For allowing me to … [Read more...] about Mulch Guilt?
The answer to the question is Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Herb by Jim Wilson, photographed by Walter Chandoha (Creative Homeowner, $16.95) The question is what book will I recommend the next time someone tells me they would like to grow their own vegetables. Does everyone remember Jim Wilson from the Victory Garden South at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia? Sure we do! I loved watching the PBS series, The Victory Garden, every Saturday back in the 1980’s (and before) and … [Read more...] about Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs: A Book Review
For the first time in quite a while, some real gardening took place here at May Dreams Gardens.Yes, real gardening, not just watering and wishing for rain, which is what I think I did for most of August. I can't rightly recall much else that I did, other than harvest some tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and green beans.But now it is September, and I'm back to doing real gardening and being a real gardener again. It's like returning home after a long trip.Real gardeners like to do more than water. … [Read more...] about Signs of a Real Gardener