Category: Funny Garden Moments

Deter Deer

Today my quest is for a natural pest control method to deter deer from devouring my gardens, preferably without sophisticated fencing or expensive pest control services. Or by enrolling in a weaponry class. I jest. Sort of. The first time…

The Gardening Season is Coming to a Close

As the summer season comes to a close, it’s time take stock of the condition of your garden. Follow these quick and easy tips to keep your garden in pristine condition. Out with the Old After harvest, there are normally…

Can a Gardener Go On Vacation

Can  a gardener go on vacation in the summer time?  You depart, however, with a heavy heart, full of fears and cares for your garden; and you say, “Look here. There is nothing to be done in the garden and…

Spring is Fickle, Is it Here or Not?

Spring is fickle. Around here, it arrives unexpectedly-usually in mid April. Winter temporarily loosens its grip, the sun sends temperatures soaring into the 70’s, ice and snow give way to the sound of running water, and the thick, fresh smell…

Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the fittest. You see that every day in the garden, and not only among plants and bugs. Every spring I barely survive my own enthusiasm. This is the time of year when I’m wishing the snow away and…

Confronted by Eggplant

I recall once being confronted by cold eggplant on my plate at the end of the meal when very young. I didn’t like the looks of it and had postponed eating it until last. But my mother had a firm…

Where is Spring

I think, and I hate to whisper this too loudly…but spring might still be coming.  The birds are chirping, and I am seeing the robins… but usually I wait till I see killdeers running around. I am also waiting to…

Do What I Say, Not What I Do

It is winter, so I’m constantly reminded of good garden practices that I fail to follow through on. Maybe a public confession here, of what I know I should be doing. “What I should have done” is my garden motto.…

Wild Turkey in Hiding

It happened Sunday morning as I notice the dogs looking out the east windows. I happened to glance through the window that looks over the back yard when, from the corner of my eye, I briefly saw a large brown…

My Dark Side of Gardening

I have a dark side. I’m ruthless when I must. I don’t like admitting this even if it is a character trait that’s admired in some quarters — sport, business, shopping, but in the garden? Sadly, yes. To be a…