"How did you hear about the fling?" is a question I was asked several times during the 2017 DC Area Garden Bloggers Fling. My name was printed in red on my name tag to indicate to all that I was a first time flinger. After giving the question a few seconds of thought, I realized … [Read more...] about flinging for the first time
I currently have a tomato jungle growing in my raised bed garden. Many of the plants are taller than me and have stems full of thick leaves, which makes it nearly impossible to see all the fruit that's growing. If you know me, then you know I like an organized garden so these … [Read more...] about how to prune overgrown tomato plants
While full sun is great for growing vegetables, it's bad for photographing your garden. Bright, mid-day sun casts harsh light directly on your subject. This can leave you with photos that are blown-out or overexposed. Additionally, when the sun is directly overhead, dark shadows … [Read more...] about the best time of day to shoot garden photos
I didn't expect to see a big fat worm eating its way through one of my tomatoes when I peeked in between the overgrown branches to see if any new fruit had ripened. I'd been away for a few days at the Garden Bloggers Fling 2017, so as you can imagine, I was happy to be back in … [Read more...] about got yellow striped worms in your vegetable garden?
Garden beans are a staple in my garden. They're fun to grow and are quite beautiful. If you have ever browsed seed racks or flipped through a seed catalog, you quickly learned that there are LOTs of interesting bean varieties to choose from. So how do you pick the right bean for … [Read more...] about pick the right beans for your urban garden