Garden Morning Light | Daily Instagram

Garden Morning Light

Sometimes, first thing in the morning, the light coming through the big sycamore leaves in the front yard is the prettiest thing in the world.

Ivy Steps | Daily Instagram

Ivy Steps

I wish I could live in a home covered in ivy. But people tell me that it eats your house, and I don’t know if I’m cool with that.

Emerging Hibiscus | Daily Instagram

Hibiscus

The hibiscus is finally emerging!

7 Tips to Help Spindly Seedlings

My poor seedlings have not been doing well lately. They have been getting tall and weak and spindly under the grow lights downstairs for a few weeks now. I had been working off my best research and what the dude at Home Depot had told me, but when I noticed they were flopped over all pathetic-like with mold starting to grow, I got on the horn to my garden guru.

Tomato Seedlings

Vixen's bamboo skewer and twine tiny tomato seedling cages.

Vixen, as one dear Community Member is now answering to, has saved the day again. She talked me through what might be going wrong and sent me a photo of her little tomato seedlings with their adorable little handmade cages.

Now that I have some solid advice and real world experience, here are 7 tips I implemented to save my spindly seedlings.

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How to Design a Garden | Reader Submission

Figuring out how to plan and design a large-scale gardening or landscaping project is a hell of a job. You have to figure in bloom time, heights, color schemes, annuals versus perennials, BI-ennials…one can become paralyzed by the options.

If you have been following along with The Retirement Garden Project, you have read all about how, at 10 months into this project, I have run into a wall. Although many plants already have homes out in the Front Yard Sun Garden, my stumbling block was where the heck to plant everything that is still in a seed packet or started under the grow lights downstairs.

Front Yard Project

This is where we were when we bedded the garden down for the winter.

So I put a call out to the Project Community. And, as happens when you finally get out of your head and open your mouth to ask for help, someone answered. The Fabulous Mrs. Fox, otherwise known as Andrea, answered.

Then she blew my mind into a thin goo. Like a squished slug goo. Or a pile of squished slugs.

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