How to Care For Dahlias

Welcome back to part 2 of my dahlia tutorial! For part 1 go here: How To Plant Dahlias Probably about now (July), you’re looking at a whole lot of green in your dahlia bed. Maybe a few blooms but basically you’re on pins and needles waiting for the flower explosion…

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The Backyard Gardener’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Hi my name’s Malia and I’m a tomato addict…. (this is the part where you say “Hi Malia”). I’ve been obsessed with tomatoes since I was old enough to eat solid foods and have shown no sign of slowing down…. Seriously, I have a problem. I dedicate practically an entire raised…

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20 Essential Flowering Perennials for your Garden

Often I have friends tell me that they want a pretty garden but they don’t want to do all the work. I completely understand this feeling. So much of gardening is back breaking labor and continuous troubleshooting. However, even the most avid gardeners need plants that just do their own thing.…

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How to Plant Dahlias

This tutorial is written specifically for zones 7-9. If you live on the western side of Washington, Oregon, California or in the Southern States, these tips should work great for you! What are dahlias? Dahlias are a bushy plant native to the mountainous areas of Mexico. They are a summer…

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30+ Garden Fresh Recipes

Growing vegetables can be a very rewarding hobby. Obviously you get great produce out of the gig but you also learn to be patient and attentive to the little things in life. For me, I find it therapeutic and calming as well.  The only dilemma is, what do you do…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… July 2016

I can’t believe July is already coming to a close! This summer has flown by! Naturally, I shunned all indoor house projects to focus entirely on getting my garden in tip top shape. Considering I planted very late due to moving in to a new house, I’d say everything is…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… February 2016

It may seem strange to be talking about the garden in February but circumstances, being what they are, have forced me to make some adjustments. So, you already know that Mountain Man and I bought a house. Our closing date is 2 weeks away….. 2 WEEKS!! Oh my goodness I…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… September 2015

The time has come to gradually shut down the garden….. What a mess. Does this happen to you? September rolls around and you suddenly find yourself incredibly busy? You almost forget you have a mini ecosystem running rampant in your garden. Then you finally have a moment to salvage what you’ve…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden. August 2015

“So how’s your garden going, Malia?” “Terrible! Just Terrible!!” I know right? Woe, is me. Nothing is growing in my garden…. ok that’s obviously not true. Nothing is growing according to plan….. hmmmmm also not true. Nothing is growing according to expectation. A ha! That’s the one! Man it’s been…

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