5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden #gardening #squarefootgarden #gardentips

5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden

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Ten years ago I bought my first gardening book, “All New Square Foot Gardening”, by Mel Bartholomew. I read it cover to cover, and then read it again. This book made gardening easy to understand, with clear steps to get started and be successful.  I followed Mel’s advice, and ten years later I still believe […] Read more…

Five Tips For Growing Carrots #growingcarrots #howtogrowcarrots #organicgarden #carrots #howto #gardening #quicktips #organicgardening

Five Tips for Growing Carrots

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Growing carrots is something to add to your bucket list. There’s nothing like pulling a homegrown carrot from the earth, rinsing it with a hose, and eating it in the garden. Nothing beats the flavor of a freshly-picked carrot. Grocery store carrots can’t compare. Learn how to grow carrots with these five tips. How to Grow […] Read more…

What's Growing in the Butchart Gardens #butchartgarden #garden #gardentour #flowergarden

What’s Growing in the Butchart Gardens

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What’s Growing in The Butchart Gardens? A Gardener’s Paradise What’s growing in The Butchart Gardens? Everything! This world-famous garden in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a not-to-be-missed destination for garden lovers. With over a million bedding plants in over 900 varieties, it is a National Historic Site of Canada. I spent two hours here on a […] Read more…

What to Grow and Plant Arizona Garden June #arizonagarden #arizona #garden #june #garden

What Grows in Arizona Gardens in June

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What grows in low desert Arizona gardens in June? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona this month.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Vegetables in the low desert Arizona garden in June Birdhouse gourds are growing up the tallest ladder. The ladder is […] Read more…

The Easiest Way to Add Vertical Space in the Garden #verticalgardening #gardenhack #gardening

Add Vertical Space in the Garden

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Add Vertical Space to Your Garden in 15 Seconds! One of my favorite ways, and one of the most versatile, quick and inexpensive ways, to easily add vertical space in the garden is using ladder mesh blocks. Plants love growing vertically up the repurposed trellis, and it’s easy to install anywhere in the garden.  Disclaimer: […] Read more…

Best Arizona Gardening Books

5 Best Arizona Gardening Books

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Bookstores are full of garden books suited for other climates, but the 5 best Arizona gardening books share the wisdom of experienced gardeners in the low desert of Arizona.  Although Arizona’s climate seems severe (it is at times), it is an outstanding climate for gardening. Learn more about summer gardening in Arizona in this post. Gardening year-round […] Read more…

5 Best Gardening Books #gardening #books #gardenbooks

5 Best Gardening Books

Gardening books combine two of the worlds best things – books and gardening!   With so many gardening books, it’s hard to find the best ones. This post lists my 5 favorite gardening books. (These are the books I would want if I was stranded on a desert island and had to learn to garden.) To […] Read more…

Is your garden short on garden space and lacking vintage flair? Give ladders in the garden a try. I love repurposing vintage items, and space in the garden is often limited. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for both problems…Ladders! Ladders in the garden are an easy way to add architectural interest and vertical space to your garden.

Ladders in the Garden

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Is your garden short on garden space and lacking vintage flair? Give ladders in the garden a try. I love repurposing vintage items, and space in the garden is often limited. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for both problems…ladders! Ladders in the garden are an easy way to add architectural interest and vertical space to […] Read more…

5 Tips for growing Armenian Cucumbers in the Garden. With the high temperatures of summer, most cucumbers are a fond memory except for Armenian cucumbers (which are still going strong).#gardening #armeniancucumbers #howtogarden #cucumbers #howtogrow #heatlovingveggies #growinginthegarden

Growing Armenian Cucumbers

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Growing Armenian cucumbers is a great way to ensure a steady supply of cucumbers in the heat of the summer. This is great news for us desert dwellers who want cucumbers all summer long. First cultivated in Armenia in the 15th century, Armenian cucumbers (also called yard-long cucumbers) are actually not cucumbers at all – they are […] Read more…

Ultimate guide to summer gardening in Arizona

Summer Gardening in Arizona

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The challenge with vegetable gardening in the low desert of Arizona comes when temperatures soar in the hot, dry months of the summer.  It is possible to have a productive vegetable garden in hot climates like Arizona during the summer heat. Here are the essentials to know for summer gardening in Arizona and other hot […] Read more…

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