Monday, May 25, 2015

Favorite Garden Markers

Earlier this month I shared with you all a Garden Marker project from recycled seed packs and reclaimed wood.  It received great response so I thought it would be fun to see what other bloggers are making in the way of markers for the garden.

There are some very creative people out there and it's my hope you enjoy this list and find some inspiration for your own garden.  If you like these projects make sure to save on Pinterest because you never know when some additional time will transpire for you to make your own.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Planter with Discount Plants

It's been a rainy May and my garden currently has standing water between the beds.  Which means nothing is really growing; everything has kind of just stalled waiting for sunlight.  This made me realize that perhaps it's time to redirect my gardening efforts to making planters.

Establishing planters has never been my gift and I always feel like I'm wasting funds purchasing plants only to watch them wither as the season moves forward.

Things are about to change because I've decided to take a new approach.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bobwhite Quail - When Chicks Depart

Last week 103 beautiful bobwhite chicks arrived. I was excited and shared how to set up a quail brooder.  As the hours passed I noticed one died, a couple more followed and the numbers began to rise.  This left me with a grand total of seventy-seven birds.  The big question, "What went wrong?"  Why did so many depart in such a short period of time?

Last year when I researched quail it was mentioned native breeds like the bobwhite are more difficult.  There was no explanation as to why it was just stated they're not as hardy.  For that reason I chose to begin with the Coturnix quail and was blessed with a positive experience.

Monday, May 18, 2015

African Violets in the Kitchen

Every time I see African Violets I'm reminded of my mom.  She had and probably still has a beautiful display of these cute little plants in her kitchen.  We don't live in the same state and shame on me I haven't been home since we moved to our farm.  

Growing up we always had green and blooming plants indoors; my mom never gave up carrying for these plants even when I thought they looked like their time had passed.  She displayed her African Violets in the kitchen near the window seal.  This room had skylight windows; the kitchen was my favorite room in the house because when the light shinned through it felt amazing.  Needless to say I want skylights at our next address.