Another attempt at summer container- gardening for this Black Thumb Gardener

For us, summer requires some sort of gardening. This will be our fourth annual attempt, and I dearly hope our plants will survive - maybe into early autumn. What I lack in skill is made up in perseverance and enthusiasm. My kids and I started this project shopping for basic gardening supplies, planters, and vegetable … Continue reading Another attempt at summer container- gardening for this Black Thumb Gardener

A little flower blooms despite hostile conditions

Words from my six-year-old son gazing at our abandoned plants: "Mommy, we are terrible planters. Everything dies." My gardening skills are disastrous. I could take a perfectly thriving plant and kill it in days. But my hopeless optimism convinces me to plant seeds each spring. Occasional crops that sprout drive this desire: a mini watermelon; … Continue reading A little flower blooms despite hostile conditions