Square Foot Gardening Adventure: Selecting Fall Plants

Selecting plants is definitely the most nerve wracking/awesomely fun part of the process. We had a general idea of what was recomended for fall and went from there. We went for a combination of seeds and transplants and it came to about $40. We definitely could have fit more transplants into the squares, but didn’t…

Square Foot Gardening Adventure: Garden Soil vs Mel’s Mix

I checked out the All New Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Bartholomew and I loved it. What a wonderful resource for novice gardeners like myself. The only sticking point about his system is the cost of the Mel’s Mix “soil.” 1/3 vermiculite 1/3 peat moss 1/3 compost When I called to price this at…

mildlyinterestingadventures: Up-cycled Drink Caddy | Dandee Designs Giving pot plants as a gift is always nice but it’s hard to think of decorative ways to wrap them. This is a perfect solution, because not only is it pretty, but it also includes a free download of that cute little flag!

One Very “Local” Saturday

Today was wonderful… and a little exhausting. We started our day getting delicious breakfast tacos from Torchy’s down the street. We then made our way to the local library where I proceeded to check out a book about Self-Sufficiency (i.e. growing your own food and making bread and other fun things.) A few moments later,…

Container Gardening!

     I can not tell you how fantastically interesting/amazing I find container gardening. I’ve lived in apartments for 98% of my life and had never even considered growing pretty plants and/or veggies and herbs on my patios or porches until recently. Funny, I don’t ever remember using fresh herbs at all growing up. Oh the…

Painting Planters

I had a few pretty ugly planters out on my patio and thought it best to make them less ugly.                I went to home depot, spent 20 minutes staring at my paint choices and went with a pretty sage green that would contrast nicely with the “balcony bar hidey thing” which is hot pink,…

The Natural Gardener

The Natural Gardener is a little oasis outside of Austin by a few miles. For those of you in the area, it is just past the 290/71 “Y” on Old Bee Caves Road. The place is chock full of interesting and inspiring plants and I found Lisa, Michael and Alison to be amazingly helpful. (I…