Take Note of the Growth

Before we started the garden and I began taking regular photos of each plant's progress once a day, nature's subtle growth was lost on me. I would walk by the same flowers each day and never really stopped to smell the roses. Of course, it's easy to see when the tall trees change colors in... Continue Reading →

A Challenge for July

One of the first things I did after we started a garden was begin reading. I wanted to sop up as much information as I possibly could because I knew absolutely nothing. Additionally, I was so excited about gardening that when the sun went down and I had to retreat inside, I didn't want the... Continue Reading →

Embrace the Imperfection

Mother Nature requires that you give up your love of perfection, or at least the way you understand it. That's just not how she operates. When it was time to head outside for the evening, it was with dread that I approached the tomato bed. Earlier this morning, Mitch had discovered blossom end rot on... Continue Reading →

The World Will Keep Spinning

We decided to grow a garden in early April. I approached the planning the same way I do for most things I'm extremely excited about -- quickly. Originally we were just going to plant a few things in the raised bed the previous homeowner had always tended. But, after we learned a little about seed... Continue Reading →

A Seed was Sown

I knew things would be different when we moved from the suburbs of Chicago to a small town outside of a little city called Winston-Salem in North Carolina. After all, my husband and I had both spent the entirety of our lives in the Midwest. Most of our family lived no more than an hour... Continue Reading →

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