A quick review of the Edible Garden, by Alys Fowler, and a giveaway copy too

I like Alys Fowler’s writing, and while I am not enthusiastic about reading another vegetable gardening book right now–I’m writing my own, and I’m a bit tired of reading/writing about row covers–I love seeing Alys and her garden. That’s why I enjoyed her first book, Garden Anywhere. The publisher of Alys’ new-to-the-U.S. book, The Edible…

A potpourri of gardening tips

I’ve been outside the last three days. In between stints of writing, gardening clears my mind of the spider webs of exhaustion. While out there, I thought of several things I wanted to tell you. I’m including them in this potpourri of gardening tips and ideas. Here we go: Amend your soil with compost, either…

Care and feeding of daylilies

Daylilies and roses are two of my garden passions. Of these two, daylilies are more reliable and give more bang for the buck in my climate than the fairest Queen of May. For the most part, they are easy, but there are certain things you can do to help your daylilies prosper. This post is…

Fun Fiskars PowerGear® tool giveaway

Of the Fiskars family of garden helpers, the PowerGear® tools are my favorites. When Fiskars gave me the opportunity to give away anything I wanted from the PowerGear® line, I chose the following: Item: 377363-1002, UltraBlade® PowerGear® Bypass Pruner; I don’t have these, but I’d enjoy them. Hint, hint Fiskars! Item 7937, PowerGear® Bypass Pruner;…

Grow Cook Eat by Willi Galloway

One of my very, dear friends has written a book full of insight and inspiration. Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Including 50 Recipes, Plus Harvesting and Storage Tips, by Willi Galloway is a feast for the eyes. Willi has tapped into something I haven’t seen in other gardening books lately….