Tag: Lisa’s Garden

Eating RIGHT Out of the Garden

Our hope this with year with having a productive garden was to get our kids interested in eating different types of vegetables more often.  I wrote about this hope in the Spring in “Will Gardening Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables?”.  We thought that our kids would be excited about eating vegetables that they planted and cared for.  So far the results have been impressive.  The other… Read more →

Save Money Saving Seeds

This year we spent over $50 on seeds for the garden with most of them being vegetables but some flowers as well.  My frugal nature always questions purchases like this and I wondered why we need to be spending so much when seeds naturally occur in the vegetables and flowers we grow.  Some of the things in the garden are already… Read more →

Early Summer Garden Photo Essay

Summer has arrived and our garden is in full flower.  The garden gradually starts blooming and before you know it is a sea of colour.  I was impressed with the way the garden looked when I took these “Early Spring Photos”but the garden has progressed even more since then.  Our beds are just packed with plants that it almost looks like it is overgrown (I like… Read more →

Pests in our Garden

We have had an interesting spring for pests in our garden.  We have a lot of bugs (to keep Annika busy and happy) but there are a couple big pests that have been more notable.  It is hard for me to call these creatures pests, we do live in their environment after all, but they are causing some havoc in our garden and I… Read more →

Herbal Tea Blends from Your Garden

I do like a nice cup of tea… and then another.  Drinking a lot of tea seems to run in my family but I am not sure if any of them have ever made their own.     I think making my own tea blends from ingredients found in my garden we be fun and rewarding and another great way to enjoy my gardens bounty. You do not need… Read more →

How to Make a Bird Nest Ball

The other day I was a the garden supply store and I came across bird nest balls for helping your backyard bird friends gather building materials to make their nests.  I thought to myself that this was a great idea for a craft I can do with the kids.  The store was changing $7 per ball!  I wonder if someone will… Read more →

Organic Gardening Introduction

I have never considered myself an organic gardener but my previous gardening philosophy has inadvertently been organic in nature.   When you are a plant in my garden you never got any chemicals for fertilizer or pesticides, just water (I usually remembered) and sunlight.    My garden was always survival of the fittest and plants had to live in whatever soil conditions… Read more →

Feeding the Hummingbirds

Right now the Hummingbirds are starting to migrate and move to the BC coast.  We saw three hummingbirds in different locations around Victoria and I believe that they where Anna’s Hummingbird’s. A friend told me that they actually live in Victoria year round because of the mild tempertures which was verified here.  I only managed to get a photo of one,… Read more →

Lisa’s Garden Challenge

With Martin doing the Geocache Diet  weight loss challenge Lisa thought she needed a challenge of her own.  True to her nature Lisa decided not to do some competitive quantitative challenge, instead an abstract, creative, ‘feel good’ challenge is more her speed.  Lisa’s challenge is to make her garden look beautiful and productive.  As other novice gardeners will tell you, this… Read more →