• Butterflies In The Garden

    Butterfly Gardening I have noticed a monarch butterfly fluttering around the tall shrubs surrounding our backyard. The shrubs are in bloom right now with very fragrant small white flowers that the bees really like also. I always have a lot of little white butterflies but I was happy to see a monarch in my garden.

    Jun 28th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • Garden Photos Update

    Added new pictures of my garden…

    Jun 27th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • Guerrilla gardeners

    Guerilla GardenersNow here’s a great story!

    Jun 27th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • Your Backyard Could Feed The Hungry

    LANGDON, New Hampshire (AP) — Sharon Crossman hadn’t tasted fresh fruits or vegetables in a week. After her husband had two heart attacks and stopped working, she has relied on disability checks and the free food provided by a food pantry. Read this article at

    Jun 26th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • Feed Your Soil

    Feed Your Soil

    Jun 24th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • Article For New Veggie Gardeners

    Detroit News Article June 21, 2008 Detroit News, Saturday, June 21, 2008 Jeff Ball: Yardener New at growing your own veggies? Try these tips The Burpee Seed Co. has just announced that its vegetable seed sales are up 40 percent over last year. We are hearing that garden centers are having trouble keeping vegetable seedlings […]

    Jun 24th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • Almost Done Planting

    Yesterday and today I dug some more strips and planted corn and cucumbers. As soon as some of my beans have gotten a bit taller, I will plant them and some squash around the corn as in The Three Sisters method. I don’t plan on digging any more strips! Hope I get some good vegetables […]

    Jun 22nd, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • First and Last Frost Dates

    From: Detroit: Last Frost Average Date: 5/12 First Frost Average Date: 10/9

    Jun 20th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • “Before” Pictures Of My 2008 Garden

    Green beans with the tepees. Summer squash in the background on the left. Some more strips added to previous picture. One of my tomato plants. Another tomato plant on the right, yellow pepper plant on left, green pepper plant in the background. Baby napping on the right Daylilies in my Perennial Garden. Catnip in front, […]

    Jun 19th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
  • Three Sisters Planting

    Try next year:,2029,DIY_13846_4664981,00.html Vertical gardening seems tailor-made for our modern times, when yards are small and land is precious, but it also made sense hundreds of years ago. For centuries Native Americans made use of a planting method known as the three sisters. The three sisters are corn, beans and squash: tall corn is […]

    Jun 19th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening
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