Third Time’s a Charm

I wrote this post back in September which was not that long ago. I’ve had a busy past few years, and I’ve been promising to show you how my urban garden grows. I will make a third attempt this year (since I’ve been trying since 2016 ) and you know what they say… ‘third time’s…

Let’s rebuild our cities for us and nature

I may have disappeared from blogging off and on this past year which is a privilege us bloggers can enjoy at times since even when we withdraw the stories remain. Us humans have the opportunity to step out and miss work or close down a company and take a break from our life. Nature can…

Still here just treading in place!

To all my blogger friends (you know who you are), local gardeners and some new people who just signed up to read my blog. I have not disappeared off the face of the earth, but I have been on “no post” zone for nearly half the year. I have no excuse just life got in…

Did you ever suffer from a garden slump?

I have this summer; I just couldn’t get myself motivated to get out in the garden and take pictures or get excited about anything. It started in early spring with the repairing of our flat roof. It was supposed to be a simple job but turned into the “never-ending story” of home repair. We are…

Don’t forget to start Swiss Chard and Kale this week

Kale and Swiss Chard inspired me to expand my urban potager in 2006! We have a wonderful year round, indoor + outdoor farmer’s market in the Quad Cities. Not only do we have that but we also have several smaller farmer markets in the parking lots of our hospitals on the weekends. There are 100’s…

Do you count on things to never change?

When my husband and I purchased our second home in 1999, we were looking for a home close to work. It had to be a walking distance from the schools our kids were attending,have a place to grow food, first floor laundry and  have an office to work from home. It took us two years…