I thought I wanted a cold frame for my birthday, to help me with hardening off my seedlings started in my greenhouse. I have an old one that I’ve been using (that my engineer made me years ago), along with the picnic table, the patio furniture, and the patio cement. He was quite willing to […]
I think we have more metal fence posts in place around our yard than the average home. This is only partly due to us living on an acre. Our neighbors, all with similarly sized or smaller lots, generally have white vinyl fences, if they have fences at all. Most of these seem mainly decorative, though […]
I recently wrote an article for the D&B Supply blog about how to decide whether or not a plant is invasive in your own yard. In it I mention a few plants along the way, as examples, but I thought I’d go ahead and make a more thorough list of categories of vigorous, easy to […]
Right now, in early April in my garden, I have these vegetable plants sprouted and growing because I planted them in March or they volunteered in March: lettuce peas radishes cilantro broccoli cabbage Other things, like bunching onions (which I can harvest most of the winter), leeks, asparagus, and garlic, have wintered over, as I […]
My new Rainer strawberry plants arrived in the mail last week and I had to decide where to plant them. I have grown edible strawberries successfully at two homes in this arid, high desert climate of southwest Idaho. I designate “edible” because I have also grown a decorative strawberry ground cover that was not edible, […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.