Category: Gardening

CraftSanity Podcast Episode #130: A conversation with ‘A Garden to Dye For’ author, Chris McLaughlin

Hello, hello! After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back recording podcast interviews with artists and crafters. On episode #130, I’ll introduce you to California garden writer and fiber enthusiast Chris McLaughlin. A long-time gardener, Chris...

CraftSanity Episode 96: An Interview with Jenna Woginrich, author of ‘Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life’

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A Dandy

Today, the girls and I spent time in the yard celebrating dandelions, those in full bloom and those past their prime. I’ve been intrigued by these weeds since I was a little girl. Do...

Flower Power

There’s a flat of petunias on the kitchen counter. The plan is to plant them in hanging baskets for the front porch before they wither up. I’m hoping these pretty flowers will be enough...

Sprouts!

They could be weeds, but the girls and I are hoping the green leaves poking up through the dirt in the planter boxes are in fact the start of our front porch spinach crop....

Going Green

Today, the girls and I planted spinach seeds in those nifty planters that hang over the porch railing. The seeds are from last season (or maybe the season before), so we’ll see what sprouts...