All posts by Nicki

Birds — Nature in Flight

  One of the most enjoyable things about living in a rural area is the constant presence of the birds. With each season, different birds arrive or leave, while others are here as permanent residents.

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Garden Quotes

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart. ~Russell Page Share your verdant heart with us – send us your favorite garden quotations by entering a comment below, and we’ll compile

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Spring is a Time of Change

Things change fast in the spring garden. My tulips have been gorgeous this year – huge red ones with black and yellow centers and double white ones with ruffled petals. Now they’re almost finished,

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Perk Up Your Salads With Quick Spring Greens

By the time early spring rolls around, most of us are longing for something crisp, leafy and fresh that we can pick and enjoy from our own gardens. If you are looking for some quick growing greens and

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10 Tips for Successful Seed Starting

One of the most rewarding pursuits as a gardener is starting your own plants from seeds. The potential for beauty, fruitfulness and aroma locked up in each tiny seed is awesome. However, growing your plants

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5 Things That Can Make You Happier

Although this article from Dr. Mercola doesn’t seem to have much to do with gardening, I’d add a 6th thing for happiness — get in touch daily with nature, and that can be achieved by

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