A Second Try for a Deer Proof Hillside Planting.

The driveway to the Hubbard house that I wrote about last week is over a half a mile long and it meanders up a rather steep hill through a minimally well-kept wooded area. The drive is delightful but there is one hill, on the left, right around a bend, that really needed to look nice […]

Build a Christmas Tree Watering Funnel

John the Plant Man saves the day by making Sweetie a contraption to be used for adding water to the Christmas tree stand.

Preparing for Planting a Shady Border Flower Garden—part one of a series

Judy Kerns Well, a Facebook friend from Darwin, Ohio asked me to do a series of articles on shade gardening. This was good timing for me because I had been studying the border of the yard that I became involved with after getting married a year ago and moving in with my wonderful wife, Dekie. […]

Install an automatic micro mister irrigation system for your flower beds.

 This morning my wife asked, “What’s the blog article about today?” I told her that I was going to tell about a micro mister. She said, “Ooooh, I want one of those. Could I carry him around in my shirt pocket?” I exasperatedly told her that I was talking about an easy to install and […]

Weed free garden paths and moving a water faucet.

 I didn’t install this lovely vegetable garden, but Nancy asked us to do a little tweaking. I think the main problem was weeds in the pathway, but there was more to be done. The raised beds had settled and were covered with weeds, so we spent quite a bit of time pulling the weeds and […]

The boiler drain–An easier outdoor faucet for older gardeners

The boiler drain–An easier outdoor faucet for older gardeners  I have found over the years that there comes a time in a gardener’s life when simple things become more difficult. One of my clients, Micky, is an amazing gardener with a good sense of design and a feel for plants that allows her to grow […]

An over the top vegetable garden sprinkler and a Father’s Day present

Over the top vegetable garden irrigation—A well received Father’s Day present.   The garden got planted late this year-probably because of the preparations for the  wedding at the farm on May 14. About a month prior to that date, though, in a conversation with The Gentleman Farmer, Bob Hicks, who would soon be my father […]