Beans Beans Banana Bambo Beans!

I am  jumping for joy singing ” Beans Beans Banana Bambo Beans!It is all about the pole beans this summer! Last summer, I had to start my beans 4 times since the critters kept eating the tops off ALL  of my beans when they reached a foot tall. I then started them in containers and…

I’ll trade you a bucket of lawn for a bucket of pea gravel!

  These photos are from Houzz.com and  on occasion I will visit this website to be inspired when I am working on our Urban Potager. This spring I have been busy adding more edible plants and natives while learning to landscape with pea gravel. I have found pea gravel to work well in our urban oasis since…

Elementary my dear,it is a citified kitchen garden

Since I first learned to read I have been a big mystery fan. I love the challenge of trying to figure out “who done it.” I do not watch too much tv, but what TV I do watch is many mysteries. I am a big fan since childhood of Sherlock Holmes, so when they have…

In the MUCK of life perseverance prevails!

In the MUCK of life beauty comes forth from periods of hardship and boy has this winter been a hardship in our gardens.We have had one of the longest, coldest, + most snow fallen in decades. After weeks of below freezing winter, the muck in our life can last too long and it seems as…

Edible Estates:The Attack on the Front Lawn by artist Fritz Haeg

I have been wrestling with my front lawn for the past 10 years. I live on a typical city block where no one grows food in the front or back yards and no flowers! However, the past few years I have been  seeing more flowers, which is delightful in front yards and less chemical spraying,…