Summer squash varieties - 8 types to grow and enjoy

Summer Squash Varieties – 8 Best Types to Grow

If you’re wondering which type of summer squash variety to plant, you’ve come to the right place. With so many different summer squash varieties, taking a minute to learn about the differences in flavor and texture, and the best way to use them, will help you choose the best type for your needs. Better yet, grow […] Read more…

How to Plant Pots - Tips for Container Gardening

How to Plant Pots – Tips for Container Gardening

This post on how to plant pots – tips for container gardening is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. Planting flowers in pots on the patio, porch, or by your front door is a simple way to add beauty and color to the space. Best of all, you get to play in the dirt – […] Read more…

How to grow Okra - 7 tips for delicious okra

How to Grow Okra

If you learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare okra correctly, it is a delicious, healthy addition to your diet and a beautiful addition to the garden.  Okra is a tall warm-season annual that can be grown for its beautiful flowers alone. Afterward, the flowers develop into a vegetable known for its fiber, folate, and […] Read more…

How to grow Okra - 7 tips for delicious okra

7 Best Recipes for Okra

You’ve grown it…now what to do with it? Here are 7 of my favorite recipes for okra. Wondering what to do with all the okra from your garden? I’ve compiled a list of the best recipes for okra.  Martha Rose Shulman’s Roasted Okra – I cook it a little bit longer than the recipe states. The thyme […] Read more…

Creative Container Gardening Ideas

Garden Outside the Box – Creative Container Gardening Ideas

Raised-bed gardens are a simple, productive way to garden. However, there isn’t always room for a raised bed. At times, you need to garden ‘outside the box’ and find creative container gardening ideas to utilize the space you have more efficiently.  Container gardening is also a great way to ‘repurpose’ antique and vintage elements. In this […] Read more…

Arizona garden in May

Arizona Garden in May

Arizona Garden in May What grows in Arizona gardens in May? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona. Although the temperatures are beginning to climb, May in the Arizona garden is one of the most beautiful and productive times of year. The heat brings with it important garden tasks […] Read more…

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