Electric problem fixed! Why did I let this go on for 5+ years?
Several months after buying our house, something tripped a breaker and 5 outlets stopped working. (2 in the kitchen, one outside, and two in the garage) Our breaker box is inconveniently located at the back of our small pantry, so we weren’t in any hurry to flip it back on. For the next 5+ years…Read More
Sweet Potato Vine – Ornamental
My daughter’s horticulture class had a plant sale earlier this week. She brought home a lovely mix of Sweet Potato Vines and Coleus 🙂 This is the story of our first sweet potato vines! Plant Specs: Plant Size: Short, but the vines can really spread out! I found one site saying Margarita spreads 48-60 inches…Read More
Bowl sizes: Which is the best?
Today marks 2 years since I moved into my first house! To celebrate, I purchased some lovely white bowls to match the dish set left by previous owners. I put a lot more thought than you would expect into purchasing my bowls. Should I stick with the square shape of the rest of my dishes?…Read More
Eggplant – Patio Baby Mini Eggplant
This is the story of my first Patio Baby Mini Eggplant. Plant specs: Plant Size: 10 to 24 inches tall Fruit Size: 2″ – 3″ tall Matures: 45 days Spacing: 24 inches apart Light: Full sun Special Characteristics: I wanted an eggplant for the pretty purple flowers 🙂 I chose the Patio Baby Mini Eggplant…Read More
Pepper – Islander Bell Sweet Pepper
This is the story of my first Islander Bell Pepper. Plant Specs: Plant Size: 24″ – 36″ tall Fruit Size: 4″ long Matures: 56 days after planting Spacing: 18″ – 24″ apart Light: Full Sun Special Characteristics: I chose this plant for its pretty purple fruit. 🙂 It will be lavender or purple when ready…Read More
Tomato – Bush Goliath, Hybrid Tomato Determinite
This is the story of my first Bush Goliath Hybrid Tomato Plant Specs Plant Size: 36″ – 42″ Fruit size: 3″ – 4″, 6-8 oz Matures: 68 days after planting Spacing: 24 to 36 inches Light: Full sun Plant type: Determinate Special Characteristics: This hybrid tomato is supposed to have all of the characteristics I…Read More
Welcome. This page is a running list of the various plants I am growing in my yard. I will link to pages on how to care for each as I learn. At the bottom of the page I will list my unidentified plants for anybody who wants to help me to figure out what was left by…Read More
My house smells wonderful!
We may have gone a little overboard in the garden center of our local WalMart the last two weekends. First was an eagerness to plant my first Earthbox. More recently we were drawn in by beautifully fragrant flowers and cute succulents! I couldn’t resist the beautiful and fragrant hyacinth. I decided to place them in…Read More
Got a puppy dog! Meet Leah
This is Leah. The smartest, easiest to train, most stubborn dog I ever did have the pleasure of living with! We got her December 5, 2015 at a PetSmart adoption event. The lady from the humane society said she was a 4 month old terrier mix. At 14 pounds she was not likely to get…Read More
What Makes My Dream Home
As my dream of real-life home ownership becomes closer to being a reality, I think it is time I write down what my requirements are in a home and what my desires are. Published on my blog, this is really meant to be more of a reference for my realtor and myself. Must-Haves Long-term Affordability.…Read More