Archive for the ‘Gardening People, Places & Things’ Category

Gardening with Allergies

If you or someone you know has an issue with gardening due to allergies, you should seriously check out this book. In it, respected author and horticulturist Thomas Leo Ogren explains how some plants produce a great deal of pollen, others produce little or none, and some even remove pollen from the air. Mr. Ogren [...]

April 25, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things  No Comments

Gardening & The 7 Dimensions of Wellness

A wonderful site called Bonbon Break was looking for submissions recently on the topic “Fill Your Bucket”. They had partnered with a really cool company named OurPact that produces an Ap that parents can use to limit their kid’s e-interaction time. Hmmm…. I wonder if it works for adult kids. Anyway, I had been thinking [...]

March 24, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Keeping up with the Joneses  No Comments

Getting Kids to Garden

As a member of the Garden Writers Association and as a blogger we often get things in the mail like the book shown above. No obligation, but if we want to share we can. This is a cute book aimed at kids, that tells the story of a carrot that got kidnapped by “Mean Gene [...]

March 15, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Keeping up with the Joneses  No Comments

Seeds and the Seasons

The following is a guest post by a lovely woman named Amber from England. Their weather is similar to ours here in the northeast, but much less extreme and with milder winters. We always find it interesting to learn how others garden. Enjoy! Growing your garden can be so rewarding whether your passion is for [...]

March 7, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: All About Seeds, Gardening People, Places & Things  One Comment

Product Review: The Veggie Mold

I’ll be honest, when I first saw this product I thought it was a cute idea, but not something I would have any use for. Perhaps it is my restaurant background, but if I want a garnish I know plenty of ways to make one. Then I had a grandson. So when I was asked [...]

February 22, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things  One Comment

2 Ways to Win Free Gardening Stuff

Everyone likeS free, no strings attached stuff, right? And if it is gardening related, well… so much the better! So here are 2 very simple ways you can increase your chances of opening some packages of free stuff: 1. Join the new Facebook group Garden Blogger #GIVEAWAYS. Bloggers holDing contests are posting those links in [...]

February 2, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Keeping up with the Joneses  4 Comments

Horticulture Magazine and Me

Hello y’all, Blogging has blessed us in that we have been connected to many wonderful gardeners like you, whether you subscribe to our emails, follow along on assorted social media, or we have e-met on a more personal level. It has also linked us to people involved in the gardening and publication industries. One such [...]

January 27, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Keeping up with the Joneses  No Comments

The Gardener and the Cook

Now that we are no longer in the restaurant and catering business, Mandolin and I have found we have more time for the things we like to do best; namely gardening, cooking, and playing music. Our involvement with social media has shown us that there are many people just learning to grow their own food, [...]

December 18, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, How to Grow, Keeping up with the Joneses  No Comments

Gardening and the Internet

It was easier to learn to grow food in the days before there was so much information available at your fingertips. You could read a book or magazine, or ask a neighbor. The backs of seed packets and seed catalogs held the information that was easiest to access. Now all you have to do is [...]

November 1, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Jonesen', Keeping up with the Joneses  2 Comments

4 Reasons to Use a Garden Sink

My husband purchased a garden sink as a birthday gift, he’s so sweet. He found it at Tractor Supply, and I just love it. Here’s why: 1. It saves time. Instead of harvesting veggies and bringing them into the kitchen, they get a quick cleaning first. Now there is no longer a dirty kitchen sink [...]

October 7, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things  2 Comments