Most people know that I love orchids and, fortunately for me, Leslie developed a love for the plants too (although … Continue Reading Caring for Phalaenopsis Orchids
In the past year or year and a half, I have become very interested in growing orchids. We rescued … Continue Reading Has anyone seen a Rodriguezia venusta around?
This season is our third season gardening at home. We have experimented with different watering techniques, plants, flowers, veggies, soils, … Continue Reading Hey Nashville! Do you need soil, mulch, or any other gardening supplies?
These past couple of weeks have been exceptionally warm, so the garden in the back and the beds in front … Continue Reading Garden update! Roses, peonies, pansies…!
It’s spring! It’s gardening time! Javi has been working on a hydroponic garden – more on that later – and … Continue Reading Signs of Spring in Nashville!
In November we decided to try forcing bulbs to grow in the middle of winter inside our house (see here). … Continue Reading Forced bulbs update
The hundreds of bulbs that we planted outside will take a long time to flower…but we want flowers soon!! Luckily … Continue Reading Forcing bulbs
Some of our favorite flowers are bulbs. Last year when we worked on our new landscape it was too late … Continue Reading Bulb attack!
Sweet Potatoes are a sign of fall. Last year my experiment with growing sweet potatoes was disappointing. The vines grew … Continue Reading Sweet potatoes
Last year we didn’t bother planting a fall garden – we let our summer garden die and then started planting … Continue Reading Fall Gardening
I still can’t believe we never posted about our finished landscape. After all that work and all those updates along … Continue Reading THE FINISHED LANDSCAPE!
Thanks to our Master Gardener class, we learned that one of our roses was terminally ill. Even worse, the disease … Continue Reading Rose Rosette attack!
Last week we got our first landscaping shipment! Our peonies were delivered in a little box inside two tiny plastic … Continue Reading Planting Peonies
It may have snowed over the weekend (and last night apparently in some parts of middle TN) but we’ve been … Continue Reading Signs of spring!
When we moved into our mansion back in 2011 one of the first things we did was to remove a … Continue Reading Planting trees
We finished the landscaping cleanup!! I cannot believe how good it looks. We could leave it like this forever with … Continue Reading No more cleanup!
It has been about 3 weeks since we sowed the first seeds in our raised beds that we covered with … Continue Reading They are alive!!
All this gardening preparation has been done in order to host our garden “super stars”….the SEEDS!! We are starting almost … Continue Reading SEEDS!!!!!!
The weather in Tennessee has been a little weird. We have had several very warm days during the winter, and … Continue Reading DIY Cold frames
The new beds are up and ready and the old beds are “refreshed” and ready too! Setting up everything required … Continue Reading Soil is the key to happy plants!