No one wants to think about garden injuries or the mistakes that lead to those injuries. I know I don’t. A garden is a place of joy and happiness. It’s where we go to destress and commune with nature. Gardens provide beauty and nourishment. That’s all true. But my back might have a few more […]
Friends, it is officially spring. The sun is out, the skies are blue, and the local flora and fauna are appearing. There’s a robin in a tree near my window sitting in his new nest, and the daffodils are spreading their colorful joy all over the place. Of course, I’m in New England, so it’s […]
My daughter has a number of subscription boxes, from sensory play boxes to kid chef boxes. Before our dog passed, he even had a subscription box! My social media feed is filled with subscription box ads for clothes, wine, and coffee. As gardeners, however, we all know that gardening subscription boxes are where it’s at! […]
Gardening is only work if you make it! Maybe it’s because I’m an elder-millennial, but I am totally fine with scoping out the latest gardening gadgets. Sure, I’ve wasted plenty of dough testing out silly things that were either useless, or could have been made as a DIY for a lot less, but what’s the […]
Ever go shopping for a car? From a distance, they all are more or less the same. They have four wheels, a driver’s seat and room for passengers. There’s an engine, a stereo, and a trunk, but they all do pretty much the same thing. Then you start looking at the different makes of cars. There are luxury models with smooth rides, sporty cars with lots of horsepower, entry level models with safety features designed for new drivers – they really are very different once you get into the details.
One of the issues I think almost all gardeners have dealt with at some point is figuring out how to keep garden tools from rusting. No doubt we’ve all gone to grab our favorite spade in the spring only to discover that beautiful metal we remember from last season is now brittle and brown. If […]
My brother has cerebral palsy and is blind. He’s spent most of his life in a wheelchair, and one of his favorite activities is gardening. He was lucky enough to go to Perkins School for the Blind on a scholarship (where Helen Keller went to school!), and even as a kid, I remember their beautiful, […]
My daughter is just about at that age where she really loves reading with me. For a while there I thought she might just be meant for parkour or extreme sports, but lately she’s down to sit for a few minutes while we read. And since we both love gardening, I went looking for gardening books for preschoolers and was not disappointed!
As someone who has suffered from back issues since I was a teen, and vertigo as an adult, the idea of bending over for a long time, and the standing up and sitting down over and over again routine is something I dread. So while I’m not a senior, I empathize with and actively seek […]
Learning to start canning your own foods is an exciting time! Most folks start out with water bath canning goods like jellies and syrups, and then move up to the big canning tools like a pressure canner for broths, sauces, and meats. Whether you’re learning how to can, or just need canning tools to create […]