Gardening Tips, Tricks and Backyard Birds

gardening tips


Gardening can be therapeutic.  It relieves stress, provides light exercise and helps you get in touch with nature.  First, there’s nothing better than beautiful flowers to brighten up a spot in the yard, patio, deck or porch.  Fresh vegetables from the garden are always welcome too.  Growing lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic and other vegetables can help reduce the grocery bill.  Don’t leave out fresh berries.  Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and other berries can be added to smoothies.  Check out my flower gardening tips.

7 Uses for Sunflowers

10 Backyard Sunflower Favorites

20 Flowers to Use in a Wildflower Garden

Tips on Making Gardening Easier

Springtime Garden Projects for Kids

Tips to Save the Planet

Tips for a Healthy Garden

Container Gardening is the New Black

Tips for Implementing a Zen Garden

10 Vegetables for Container Gardening

Creating a Family Garden When You Have Little Space

Tips to Make Your Garden Gorgeous Again

Garden Dos and Don’ts for the Nervous Parent

Turn Your Garden Into Outdoor Living Space

 4 Ideas to Implement Into Your Garden

5 Amazing Gift Ideas From Your Garden

7 Easy to Grow Indoor Houseplants

Maintaining Garden Equipment and Replacing It

5 Things Beginner Gardeners Overlook

Gardening Options When Space is Limited

How to Plant a Rose Garden

Garden Dos and Don’ts For the Nervous Parent




Next, there’s nothing better than a fresh tomato from the backyard garden.  Fresh vegetables have been a welcome on the dinner table since I was a little girl.  Also, my grandfather had a small farm when I was growing up.  As a result, I learned to grow most of my vegetables from seed.  He tilled the land and planted the seeds.

I focus mostly on tomatoes because I turn them into sauce, salsa or preserve them diced or whole.  Preserve green beans, corn, and peppers are on my list too.  I love being able to have fresh vegetables for my dishes year round.  Saves on the grocery bill too. So, be sure to check out my sauce recipe.  It’s kid approved.  Check out my vegetable gardening tips:


9 Tips to Increase Your Vegetable Garden Production

Tips to Make Your Garden Ready for Winter

How to Prepare Your Soil for Next Year’s Garden

Top Vegetables for Outdoor Gardens

Golden Rules of Organic Gardening

Tips to Save the Planet While Caring for Your Garden

Soft Versus Hard Kitchen Garden Herbs

My Winter Sow List

How to Grow Bigger Tomatoes

Preschool Garden Vegetable Coloring Pages

Why You Should Winter Sow Seeds

How to Shuck Corn in the Microwave

Fresh Salsa Recipe

How to Build a Green Bean Teepee Trellis

13 Money Saving Fruits and Vegetables

How to Companion Plant in a Kitchen Garden

How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots

Kitchen Garden Sowing Kitchen

Growing Cantaloupe In Your Kitchen Garden

Why You Should Winter Sow Seeds

10 Reasons Why I Garden

How to Prepare Your Soil for Next Year’s Garden

Gardening Accessories You Will Need This Fall

10 Reasons I Preserve My Garden Harvest

How to Stake Tomato Cages

Homemade Salsa Canning Recipe

How to Freeze Fresh Corn


backyard birds


Attracting backyard birds has become a big part of my gardening experience.  As a result, I have managed to attract Cardinals, Orioles, Blue Jays, Wrens, Gold Finch, Tuft Titmouse, Barn Swallows and more.  Watching them feast and learning their habits can be fun and educational for children too.  If you are a backyard bird lover check out my tips for attracting backyard birds.


Backyard Birds – Red Bellied Woodpecker

How to Bring Backyard Birds to Your Feeder

Backyard Birds – Barn Swallows

Holiday Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers

Backyard Birds – Tufted Titmouse

How to Attract Cardinals

Sunflowers and Finches in the Garden

American Gold Finch:  Attracting Backyard Birds

Suet Feeders for Backyard Birds

Birdseed Peanut Butter Pine Cones

How to Make Birdseed Cookies

Tips to Attract Baltimore Orioles