Tag Archives: gardening

Early Color: Our Favorite Spring Blooming Perennials

From the depths of the soil have emerged the most dependable of dependables: the perennial plants. Here’s a list of our favorite spring blooming perennials.

Our garden’s secret: the soaker hose

We’re mid-summer. The unrelenting sun beats down all day. The humidity could suffocate a cat. Your thirsty plants crave the sun’s energy but are wilting amid the swelter. You need to water them, but you don’t want to stand around with the hose and sweat your tomatoes off. Let a soaker hose do the work. […]

“Early June” Cocktail with Ripe Strawberries, Fresh Mint, and—of course—Whiskey

Being June, and having a garden brimming with early arrivals, we decided to incorporate ripe strawberries and fresh mint into our Friday night cocktail. The result? Great success! We’ve dubbed it “Early June.”

Homegrown Raspberries with Homemade Coconut Shortcake

We topped homemade warm coconut shortcake with homegrown cool raspberries.

Chocolate walnut waffles with strawberry balsamic syrup

This chocolate walnut waffle—or as we’ve dubbed it “choc-affle”—was decadent and paired well with our homemade strawberry balsamic syrup.

Bring the Great Outdoors Indoors Where There’s Air Conditioning and No Bugs

We fancy ourselves gardeners. We have this running joke. We show people our thumb and ask what color is that? They say a normal color that would describe human skin. We retort: “That baby’s green. It’s a green thumb.” No, no. We don’t actually do that. It would be terrible and stupid. We are neither […]

Behold the splendor of the Liberty Garden Model 1200

What is beauty? That may seem like an overly subjective even unanswerable question. We, however, aren’t playing philosopher. We aren’t venturing into the abstract. If you own a home, the question is not a hard one to answer. Homeowners understand beauty, and beauty is whatever makes a hard job easier, cleaner and quicker. By that […]

Liberty Garden Model 1200 Two Wheel Hose Cart

We don’t judge. Live your life however you deem fit. But, gentleman to gentleman, can we lend a word of advice? Get control of that garden hose, man. Seriously. It looks like a 50-foot boa constrictor died on your lawn. Your neighbors are annoyed. The grass under it is suffocating. And, it’s a safety hazard; […]

Mantis Easy Spin ComposTumbler

We garden. We grow vegetables and flowers. We cultivate them from seed and that fills us with pride and makes us feel mighty. Lately, a realization hit: we spend a remarkable sum of money on soil. That’s right, dirt. It shouldn’t cost that much. It’s everywhere. But the nutrient-rich earth that we rely upon to […]

Gardening. It’s not just for vegetables anymore.

We’ve honed enviable gardening skills over the past few summers. Our tomato plants stretch to the sky. Our strawberry plants could feed a brigade. We pickle banana peppers and cucumbers. Herbs? We grow more than you’ve got names for. Until this summer, though, we wasted not a thought on flowers. We subscribed to the moto: […]

Can you smell that? It’s spring. Finally.

Spring began officially on March 20. For us, though, Easter marks the start of our favorite season. Chirping birds. Sprouting Plants. No more snow. Here are four reasons why we love spring. 4. Baseball People complain that baseball moves slowly. They don’t get it. Football is our favorite sport, and we hang on every play. […]

From our fingertips springs forth life: the Burpee Ultimate Growing System

We at G@H love gadgets but not gimmicks. We think ourselves above being snookered by shiny and new. So, we approached the Burpee Ultimate Growing System with skepticism. It costs $20. Other 72 cell seed starters cost less than $5. Red flag! Barpee claims its product, unlike others, is self-watering. You fill the bottom tray […]

Enjoy the Bounty of your Backyard Garden

American farmers, people more rugged than us, built this nation and continue cultivating its greatness. They milk cows, bale hay, harvest crops, and care for livestock. Nine hours of chair sitting exhausts us. They brave drought, blizzards, tornadoes and swarms of locusts. We reluctantly drive in snow. They feed the world. We consume their bounty. […]

Can that be pickled?

Fred Armisen says “yes.”  We at G@H concur.