The Right Way to Water Your Garden

“It’s so green,” I gushed excitedly, gazing out the airplane window as we flew over the Netherlands on our way to Ireland for the first time.

“I didn’t expect it to look almost as green as Ireland….Is it pretty green where you live?” I asked the young German man next to me (it was September, by the way).

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10 Reasons to Love Raised Bed Gardening

Would you love to have a garden, but the thought of digging, weeding, bending,  and working a plot sounds like a bit too much?  A raised bed might be your perfect solution.

Here are 10 reasons to give raised bed gardening a try.

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A Garden That Does the Work For You

My twins were born in winter.

I don’t think you’ll ever hear anyone use the word “easy” to describe life with twins, especially the first couple years.  (Well, except maybe my husband‘s grandmother, but I suspect she either  has a selective memory or was way better at life than I am).

Either way, I suppose most of the smart people in my life figured I would take the spring and summer off from gardening that year. Maybe I should have.  But gardening is like a breath of fresh air to me, something that turned out to be invaluable when it felt like we were barely keeping our heads above water. 

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