Condo Blues: Gardens




Showing posts with label Gardens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardens. Show all posts

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Growing Vegetables from Scraps and Friday Favorites Linky Party 531

Last year my patio container garden "plan" was Hey, this looks new and interesting. This year I was happily surprised that five pots out of the ten containers grew back since most herb plants don't survive the winter and turn into annuals no matter what. 

Normally when I'm stumped as to what to plants to grow, I just wander through the garden center and see what catches my eye. This year that isn't possible so other than taking our chances on a packet of free basil seeds I had in a drawer, I had no idea until we got a box of vegetables delivered from a local restaurant. Is Pinterest right or wrong? Can you really regrow vegetables from their scraps? We decided to give it a whirl.

how to grow vegetables from scraps
This is what passes for entertainment when you are self distancing from the world.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

9 Ways to Grow a Better Garden

It is Spring and time to start thinking and planning all things landscaping and gardening!

Which is challenge for people like me whose garden makes her sing the Condo Blues. Well, at least I got a blog name out of my gardening blunders that's something positive, right?


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Last summer, Husband and I cleaned up our front flower bed borders and planted a new lavender bushes to replace to big and beautiful lavender the harsh winter killed without mercy.

We want to add more flowers and plants that will bloom from Spring until Fall. I did some poking around for gardening information for our little yard and garden.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Recycled Pallet and Pot Planters

A big wood barrel planter is so welcoming at the end of a driveway,  on a front porch, deck, or patio. Unfortunately those expensive buggers start to crack and rot a few years after you buy them.

If only there was a way, to get a lasting  wood barrel planter look for less. Then we can get down to the business of buying and growing pretty plants and not replacing their planters every other year.

There is something to say for a lasting rustic garden like this one.


Photo courtesy of  Make the Best of Things

Friday, March 11, 2016

20 Rainy Day Weekend Projects

Around here weekends are for building, home improvement, and a big bunch of  DIY projects because I have two uninterrupted days of outdoor work time.

Unless it rains.



  Photo courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens