October 13, 2017

I'm Giving Away Copies of My Book!

I'm giving away books! Enter the sweepstake HERE.

There will be 3 winners of the Kindle Edition of my plant propagation book. Time is limited so get on over to Amazon and enter today. Good Luck! 

October 6, 2017

Spearmint versus Peppermint

Did you know there was a difference? Me either!  Then I read this post on Sumo Gardner http://sumogardener.com Check it out for yourself  http://sumogardener.com/spearmint-vs-peppermint/

I Think my favorite Chocolate mint is peppermint because it's leaves are definitely growing on the stems. Check out the link above to see what you have growing in your garden or what you might want to purchase next spring.   

BTW: I bring my chocolate mint into the house and grow it in water on my windowsill in late fall. This way I can enjoy it in my tea for a longer season.

September 29, 2017

An Autumn Surprise...Iris Blooms!

My flowers have done strange things this year. Coleus sprouted in places where I've never planted them in the past (they do reseed), weird vines came up where I planted wild flower seeds and no wild flowers. My cuttings did not root worth a flip this year and the Big Rainbow Tomato that normally has huge fruit had tomatoes that looked like little grape tomatoes.

Then yesterday I found this Iris in my garden blooming as if it were spring! It is not one of the
reblooming varieties either.

Of course, you would have to be a total recluse not to have seen the violent weather all over the world! Do you ever wonder what God is up to? Keep praying folks, He really does have a plan...we have to just trust. Maybe my Iris bloom was a sign that spring will come and all will be well again. 

September 15, 2017

Help for Clay Soil

I follow several gardening and "prepper" blogs and I also receive emails form several of them. One of my favorites is Shelle at Preparedness Mama. Today I received a link to this really good post about amending our lousy Tennessee clay soil so that it grows better plants. Check it out here Clay Soil.