As gardeners, we are accustomed to moving around plants. On any given day, we may find ourselves kneeling down to pull weeds, bending over to harvest fruit or leaning in close to see pests. So why do we become immobile as photographers? We should be just as active around plants when we have our cameras in tow as when we don’t. That is if we want great photos.
Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances. It’s always a go-to when choosing floral-scented body sprays, soaps, and scented oils. I find the smell of lavender soothing and earthy – and in the garden, its vibrant purple flowers are unforgettable. But as much as I love lavender, I’ve never grown it. That’s why I’m super excited to add the fragrant Lavender Phenomenal to Mocha Gardens this year – yet another fantastic swag gift from one of the Garden Blogger’s Fling sponsors!
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 your garden?
Last fall I planted my first cover crop. Like most urban gardeners, I thought cover crops were only for large scale farms. Farms like my granddaddy tended that were acres and acres wide. So I was surprised to learn that cover crops are perfect for urban gardens like yours and mine.