Butterfly Milkweed- Plant of the Year

Butterfly Milkweed has been listed as plant of the year 2017 by the Perennial Plant Association. I’m not surprised, this ‘weed’ is a beauty. Despite it’s name, it doesn’t act weedy in the garden, so don’t be afraid to add it to your landscape. It’s just starting to bloom here in Kentucky, with its orangeContinue reading “Butterfly Milkweed- Plant of the Year”

Kentucky Heirloom Green Beans & Tomatoes: Berea Sustainable Agriculture Center

I love growing green beans; they produce a lot of food in a small space. If you don’t have a vegetable garden, they’re easy to grow even in an ornamental garden bed on a nice looking trellis, and it’s unlikely anyone would even realize you’re growing food. By growing your own beans, you’ll be gettingContinue reading “Kentucky Heirloom Green Beans & Tomatoes: Berea Sustainable Agriculture Center”

How Fresh Are Those Eggs?

Fresh food usually equals better taste and better nutrition. The word ‘fresh’ shows up a lot when advertising produce, eggs, and meat. But, how fresh is all that food? Today we’ll look at how ‘fresh’ supermarket eggs can really be. When it comes to supermarket eggs, there are two time frames determining its freshness on the shelf.Continue reading “How Fresh Are Those Eggs?”

No Compost Heap? Easy Composting with Coffee Grounds & Eggshells

If you’ve thought about composting, but have been apprehensive to try it, there a couple of very easy ways to improve your soil (for free!) without having a compost heap. (Although composting is very easy, easier than dealing with stinky trash!) These easy things simply begin with two magic things… Eggshells Coffee & Tea Grounds These twoContinue reading “No Compost Heap? Easy Composting with Coffee Grounds & Eggshells”

Valentines Garden & Porch

Valentine decorating doesn’t have to be cheesy, it can be quite classy and cute! Spread love around your garden and front porch this year with some of these cute ideas on my Pinterest board.