Archive for the ‘Addiction’ Category
Every year in the spring I go a wee bit crazy. Okay, sometimes more than that. Like the year I quit smoking. Don’t ask. ðŸ˜‰ I find I feel a strongÂ need for a change. Some years that meant a perm, others a freshly painted room. This year it is much more intense. So much […]
All ears? Here’s the latest on the Gardenaholics Anonymous subscription box coming soon: Frequency: Every other month Price: $49.95 or click on the link below and save 10% for life. This is for the first 100 gardeners only. If you have already signed up, you’re in. Plans: You can join for one month or multiple […]
April 3, 2016
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Tags: Addiction, backyard garden, Container Gardening, extending the harvest, garden, garden planning, Gardening, gardening jones, planning a garden, saving money & time, small space gardening Â· Posted in: Addiction, Gardenaholics Anonymous
Admitting you have a problem is the first step they say, and I came right out with it back in 2009 when this blog began. It’s all above right there in the byline. I never meant to be cured, mind you; but rather to share my passion and experience with others. And okay, to get […]
March 20, 2016
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Tags: addicted to gardening, backyard garden, garden planning, gardenaholics anonymous, Gardening, gardening jones, gardening stuff, planning a garden Â· Posted in: Addiction, Jonesen'
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February 19, 2016
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Tags: backyard garden, Container Gardening, garden planning, Gardening, gardening jones, how much to plant, self-sustainability Â· Posted in: Addiction, Jonesen'
I posted this picture in a Facebook gardening group I co-admin recently. The reason I did is that I am trying to not buy any seeds for this planting season; more as an exercise in self-restraint than anything else. And every time I look at my seed stash, I realize I don’t need to. I […]
Gardening doesn’t end just because the weather turns cold, it just changes. You needn’t suffer withdrawal, you only need to think outside the raised bed. 1. Grow food from scraps even indoors. Our take on it. 2. Set up a seed starting system, even a small one. Here’s a link to keeping it on the […]
December 17, 2015
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Tags: Addiction, backyard garden, extending the harvest, garden planning, gardening jones, self-sufficiency, self-sustainability, zone 5, zone 6 Â· Posted in: Jonesen', Keeping up with the Joneses
Gardeners can be tough to shop for since they are often particular about their gardens, andÂ to make it more difficult, you may not even know what they already have. Here are a few ideas for things we like that are a little less typical. If you are a gardener, share this post when you’re asked […]
I often get asked how I came to be an avid, albeit addicted, gardener. To some extent it is in my blood. My Great Grandfather and Great Uncle were florists, and my Dad grew up helping in their greenhouses. My childhood was filled with the gorgeous ornamental gardens at our own house. My Dad grew […]
“It seems like gardeners are never happy,” my husband commented a number of years ago, “Either it’s too hot or it’s too cold, too much rain or not enough. I thought gardening was supposed to be fun.” Now I knew he wasn’t talking about gardeners in general, he only knows one. He meant me. And […]
Of course there are many lessons to be learned in a garden: That hard work can pay off. Not always, but often; and especially in the long run. Not to be envious.Â There will always be a better tomato or more corn somewhere. Appreciate what you have. Life is short. Just ask a radish. That […]