Over the last couple days we've been talking about how to create a specialized culinary garden or potager. You can see the first two entries in this series here: Picking the Perfect Spot for Your Potager and Picking the Perfect Plants for Your Potager. Today, let's take a look at how you can ... Read More about Helping Your Potager GROW UP!
Yesterday, we talked about why you might want to create a secondary (or primary, if need be) culinary garden known as a potager. Today, let's take a closer look at how to choose the right plants for this special garden. One of the main benefits of creating a potager is the added convenience of ... Read More about Picking Plants for Your Potager
When we moved into our house, choosing the ideal spot for the main vegetable garden was pretty easy - mainly because so much of our available land had to be devoted to the horses. Still, it ended up in a nice sunny spot with close proximity to the garden shed and a water faucet. In other ... Read More about Picking the Perfect Spot for Your Potager
It's hard to believe it was over 80 degrees just two short days ago. Today is blustery and cold… and a thin dusting of snow lies on the ground. The birds seem as confused by this sudden turnaround as I am. As the snow swirls and spins around them, they continue belting out their happy songs of ... Read More about When Should You Plant Vegetables in Your Area?
Yesterday, we talked a little bit about designing a new vegetable garden and using succession planting principles to maximize your results. The garden image I shared in that article was from this past weekend (April 2014). To better illustrate the progress being made, the picture below is how ... Read More about Tips for Succession Planting Success
Finally, a warm and sunny weekend here in NE Ohio! I'm heading outside in a minute to get back to work stripping horse stalls and working in the garden. We made tons of progress yesterday - and the vegetable garden design I've been carrying around in my head is finally starting to take shape ~ ... Read More about Vegetable Succession Planting: Getting Started
10 years ago, I interviewed Interior Designer Robin Brechbuler (pictured left) when one of her whole house design projects was featured on the cover of Welcome Home Magazine. During that interview, Robin shared the following 7 interior design tips. What I find most interesting about this ... Read More about 7 Interior Design Tips for Dramatic Impact
In general, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are… not so good. They have an unfortunate tendency to taste a little dry and rubbery, which is why I almost always use the bone-in, skin-on variety whenever possible. This recipe is one exception... Herb Grilled Boneless, Skinless Chicken ... Read More about Herb Grilled Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Did you know there are at least 10,000 GREAT reasons to invite toads into your yard and garden this summer? That's right! According to the USDA, just one adult toad will eat 10,000 pesky insects in a single summer. Not only that, these efficient little assassins are super cute - and kids love ... Read More about Fun and Creative Garden Toad House Ideas
Our lives have been all about home renovations over the last year or so. Having designed and built two houses from the ground up before venturing into this project… I can say first hand that remodeling an existing home (especially one as trashed as this one) is FAR more difficult, but somehow more ... Read More about Tips for Enhancing Your Outdoor Living Space