gardening

Tomato’s Short Growing Season isn’t a Problem in the Northland if You Grow Them Upside Down
Tomato’s Short Growing Season isn’t a Problem in the Northland if You Grow Them Upside Down
I have made several attempts at growing tomatoes.  It seems that everyone ELSE I know doesn't have a problem, but we all agree that the season (especially THIS year) is much too short to grow an abundance of tomatoes to can, eat fresh and make salsa and sauces.  I came across Topsy Turvey, a unique twist on how to grow tomatoes that just might make the difference.  Have you used it?
5 Eye-Catching Fountain Ideas for Your Garden‬
5 Eye-Catching Fountain Ideas for Your Garden‬
Water adds so much to a garden. And while ponds and pools are nice, the trickle and splash of an active fountain breathes fresh air and even a bit of a mystical quality into your garden oasis. When it comes to choosing or building a fountain for your garden, there are many options available to you. Some of these options can be quite complex (if you so desire), but they don’t have to be.
Vinegar Makes a Cheap and Easy Weed Killer
Vinegar Makes a Cheap and Easy Weed Killer
It's spring!  We're starting to see buds on the trees and the grass is greening up (our neighbor has mowed his lawn twice already....he's retired).  But, with the sure signs of summer around the corner also comes weeds!  With the weeds, questions.  How do I get rid of them?  Will they come back?  How long until it's safe for my pets to walk on the lawn again?!?!  If you use this inexpensive conco
Spring Has Sprung Gardening Kick-off with the UW-Extension Horticulture Tomorrow
Spring Has Sprung Gardening Kick-off with the UW-Extension Horticulture Tomorrow
With the warmer weather (and NO SNOW), we can now start thinking about those starter plants.  My friend Jackie has her tomatoes and strawberry plants already started in a cute little greenhouse on her deck.  Inside her home she has fresh herbs that will be replanted and moved outside eventually.  I am in awe of her gardening knowledge!  If you are seeking that same knowledge, these classes with t