I called these green onions in my previous post, but they're also called scallions (and that sounds more fun in my head). A ridiculously easy plant to grow, harvest, and continue harvesting until it dies back in winter. Last post, I showed the initial starts from plants bought at the grocery store in a shot… Continue reading In depth look at scallions
Kitchen scraps to fertilize the garden, and as starts for new plants. There are tons of pins on Pinterest for this, and just because I love green onions so much I gave it a shot last year and I can honestly say that it really does work. Last year I bought one bag of green… Continue reading Kitchen scraps
Since I moved to Denver, I've become a regular at the Denver Botanic Gardens and I'm so thrilled to be able to visit one of the top 5 in the nation whenever I like. Walking around the paths is a great way to get ideas for our own garden (when we get one) and also… Continue reading Garden walk
(My apologies for the lack of quality in the photos for this post. My hands aren't particularly steady.) My poor Mandevilla isn't dead after all! It's trying its absolute hardest to come back (even though the aphids haven't given up either, so I spritzed the leaves with neem oil yesterday) and I am overjoyed. Now… Continue reading It’s coming back!
My husband bought me my favorite flower for my birthday (I'm so proud that he remembered!) and I'm so in love, but it's a tropical plant and doesn't like it to be less than 50F outside. Unfortunately, we live in Colorado and it can go from 72 to 36 in one day, so I have… Continue reading New plants
The blueberries came in at the garden center so I snatched up two plants and brought them home. I've never had berry bushes before, so this will be a learning experience. Luckily, I have a coworker and friend who grows them in containers, and she's been a great person to talk to about caring for… Continue reading Berries!
I bought a few ever-bearing strawberry plants and have them out in pots now, but the nights can get cold (low 20s) so my husband and I made a makeshift greenhouse with clear plastic bins. So far, this seems to be working just fine. Once the temperature goes over 32 F I take off the… Continue reading Feels Like Spring Today
I finally gave in and went to the garden center to ask for help, and the person I met there gave me a grave look and said I needed to bring out the big guns or I would lose my Mandevilla. Since I had managed to keep it alive for 2 years, I didn't want… Continue reading The War Continues…
I am determined to win this war, even if it feels like I lose every battle. My two mint plants and one basil are dead, but I refuse to lose my Mandevilla. The lavender is surviving so far, even has new shoots that I'm happy to see, but I found the aphids on my flower… Continue reading Continuing the War on Aphids
In my last post I wrote about aphids and how I found an article stating that mixing essential oils and water in a squirt bottle could kill them (rosemary, clove, thyme, and peppermint) so I gave it a shot. And... I can't really tell if it worked. The plants that were infested with them are… Continue reading Gardening Experiments: Update