Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weird Wednesday - Allergies and Ragweed:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weird Wednesday - Jack in the Pulpit:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Easy way to save seeds for next year's garden:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weird Wednesday - Timothy Grass:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dear Neighbor

Dear Next Door Neighbor,

If you feel the need to throw your rotten tomatoes somewhere, why not use a d**n trashcan - or do the natural thing and compost. My yard is NOT your trashcan. If you want to throw it into MY compost heap, that's one thing, but don't just pitch things into my backyard. Seriously, you may wake ...up one day with rotten tomatoes on more than your backyard.


Your Next Door Neighbor

Monday, August 23, 2010

Incompatible Neighbors

Dear Next Door Neighbor,

If your harsh, chemical spray kills my sedum, Goldenrod and vinca, you may be very sorry. Just because you want to pollute the air by scalping your yard with a lawnmower 3 times a week, doesn't mean we all do. My shrubs and trees are trying hard to compensate for the damage you're doing to our... environment.

Your Next Door Neighbor

Introducing ... Wendell Berry ... Kentucky author:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Food Friday - Grilled Sweet Corn in the Husk:
Introducing Kentucky Author, K. Melissa Burton:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sweet corn is still showing up in the Farmer's Markets:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Planning a Community Garden Workshop at the Lexington Arboretum:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Food Friday - Homemade Dill Pickles:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Weird Wednesday - Carnivorous Plants:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Plant of the week - Black-eyed Susans:
Check out Devine's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

You need to read Kristin Cashore's book, FIRE - it is a companion to GRACELING:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Check out the Echinacea or Purple Coneflowers:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Plant of the week - or maybe, wildflower of the week - Ironweed:

Friday, July 30, 2010

Food Friday - Oven Potatoes with Fennel:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Herb of the Week - Common Fennel:

Monday, July 26, 2010

How to care for plants during extreme heat:

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Weird Wednesday plant - Ice Cube Orchids:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Top 5 favorite Medicinal plants:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Weird Wednesday in the garden - the Polka Dot Plant:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Plant of the week - Jerusalem Artichoke:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Mimosa trees are in full bloom all over the Bluegrass:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Plant of the week - Rose of Sharon:

Friday, June 25, 2010

Button Bush - a beautiful Kentucky native:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

One of my favorite wildflowers is starting to bloom all across the Bluegrass - Queen Anne's Lace:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Why is my Bluegrass lawn suddenly turning white? It's White Clover season again:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Blue Moon Garlic Farm - one of the best places in the Bluegrass to purchase garlic and garlic scapes:

Monday, June 7, 2010

One of my favorite flowers - Daisies:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The wonders of Plantain salve:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wildflower of the week - Yellow Sweet Clover:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Bluegrass is having a Blackberry Winter:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's blooming around the Bluegrass? Mock Orange Shrubs:
Learn more about Kentucky author, Ann H. Gabhart:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Growing upside down tomatoes:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What's growing in the Bluegrass herb garden? Dill:
Introducting Kentucky author, Karen L. Newman:

Monday, May 3, 2010

Readings and other literary events this week in the Bluegrass:
Make new plants for your garden by taking cuttings from existing plants:

Friday, April 30, 2010

Food Friday - this week, 2 different Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipes:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

You can't beat the magic of Willow Water to give you success with rooting new cuttings or transplanting annuals:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Peonies are starting to bud and flower all over the Bluegrass:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Check out The Community of Mercer County Writers:
Beware of invasive Amur Honeysuckle:

Monday, April 26, 2010

What's blooming around the Bluegrass? Black Locust - and nothing beats the fragrance:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Check out "The Vagina Monologues" tonight at Natasha's Cafe in Lexington:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mercer County Senior High Greenhouse will open to the public on Wednesday, April 28th:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Food Friday - this week, Creamy Spinach Dip:
Happy Kentucky Writers' Day!!:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Join Georgia Green Stamper tomorrow in Erlanger, Kentucky:
Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day:
"Hottest Bloggers" is a workshop at the Carnegie Center this weekend in Lexington:
Want a pretty, eco-friendly way to deal with soggy areas in your lawn? Try planting a Rain Garden:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wisteria is blooming all over the Bluegrass:

Monday, April 19, 2010

One of my favorite "weeds" in the lawn - Plantain is great for bug bites, burns and other skin irritations:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Reforest the Bluegrass at Veterans Park in Lexington:
Check out Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington:
This week's Food Friday features Dandelions - Dandelion Jelly and Dandelion Salad:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Composting part #2 - the 3 essential ingredients for a healthy compost heap:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Don't let Chickweed in the lawn get you down:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wondering why lawns across the Bluegrass are suddenly turning purple? Check it out:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Check out these weekend gardening events around the Bluegrass:
Food Friday is back! This week try a delicious "Asparagus & Chicken Rotini:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Look what's happening at the Lexington Arboretum:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bearded Iris are starting to come up all across the Bluegrass:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bring spring into your home:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Daffodils are spring up all over the Bluegrass:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring time means - Asparagus:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Part #4 of building a backyard wildlife habitat:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Backyard wildlife habitat - part #3 - bird shelters:

Monday, January 18, 2010

Backyard wildlife habitat - part #2 - landscaping:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Planning a backyard habitat - part 1:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Feeding birds during the winter: