I’m almost afraid to say this but the rain has finally stopped – for now. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had an unusually cold and wet spring. But now it seems that we’ve turned a corner.
We’ve even enjoyed dinners on our patio these past few nights. This got me thinking about some of my previous posts on gardening and outdoor entertaining. A few of them contain information that we can use right now, so I thought I would share a little roundup.
In my garden, the peonies are beginning to pop. I love peonies as cut flowers, but when I bring them inside there are always a few earwigs and other unpleasant cooties hitching a ride.
Well there’s an easy way not only to avoid this but to time peonies to bloom indoors exactly when I want them to. Check out A Peony Experiment to learn more.
This time of year always has me thinking about my old neighbor, Mr. B. His tomato plants were legendary, and he taught me everything I know about raising tomatoes. In Tomato Tips from Mr. B, I pass along his old-school advice.
In summer, we enjoy dinners on our back patio. And it’s even more fun when friends or family can join us. But nothing can ruin a dinner party faster than a few pesky insects.
In A (Mostly) Bug-Free Patio Party, I share a few tips that help keep bugs away.
One of my very first blog posts was about choosing bold colors for man-made garden structures. My writing style has changed since I wrote it, and hopefully my photos are better now. But I still feel the same way about using bold colors for the outdoors.
Whites and barely there colors are still popular indoor paint trends. But outdoors is a whole different story. In a lush garden, accents and small buildings can get lost if they are not given a strong color.
My post Go Bold and Have Fun with Garden Structures shares the color we chose for our little garden shed – and gives a tour of the interior.
But that’s enough for today. The sun is shining, and it’s time to get out there before the weather changes again!
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