After very enriching trip with dear friend, my creativity is renewed. And there are chores to be done.

Every Saturday in summer starts the same. Over morning coffee I browse gardening magazines seeing colorful, calming gardens. I picture my beds filled in with plans made during winter. In the shade, wonderful white flowers and healthy green leaves brighten a dark spot. On the patio, a comfy daybed under an umbrella beckons a lazy… Continue reading After very enriching trip with dear friend, my creativity is renewed. And there are chores to be done.

Square Foot Gardening: Building raised beds

4 ft x 4 ft x 8 inch planter

The first set of plans for the garden included about 80 square feet of garden space among 4  4×4 raised planters, a 2×6 planter, and a 2×4 planter.  These just didn’t fit in the actual garden plot. Planters: So what we have this year are: 3 – 4×4 1 –  2 x 6 Total Gardening… Continue reading Square Foot Gardening: Building raised beds

Square Foot Gardening: Plant Chart

This will be my first year using the square foot gardening method in Colorado.  I’ve chosen a number of different sized plants to see just how true my resources end up being for plant spacing.  I was surprised to find just how many plants could be added in the small number of raised beds I… Continue reading Square Foot Gardening: Plant Chart