Ask Darlene about…. Backyard gardening in the Fall.

What to plant in a fall garden

Morning Glory

What a great way to start your day, with some cheery photographs of a Morning Glory vine with deep purple blooms. This one was actually a surprise in my garden this year. I was weeding the garden next to the fence and noticed the green leaves attached to a very long thin stem. As I…

Cart, cart, cart

Carting around the garden is much more fun than hauling things around by hand. The garden cart is your friend, read on to find out why. A friend who was moving from a house with a garden into a smaller space gifted me with one she had used for years. Being the #salvagegardener I gratefully…

Don’t buy that bicycle!

Use 2 wheels but not 2 cents for this salvage gardener decoration. Bicycles in the garden bring me a sense of nostalgia. I wonder where is it from, where has it been, and how did it get to this place? You might already have an old bike that’s never going to see a road again,…

The Bridge of Pumpkinzilla

About this time of summer, your cute little pumpkin seeds are starting to grow like a Halloween monster. It’s probably time to get them some kind of support structure. We love this creative example using a #salvagegardener special from http://www.nextdoor.com Someone gave me a wooden ladder to use to link these two PVC towers. Now…

Hollyhock update

Perhaps they are more on the magenta area of the color wheel.. still loving the color. Did you know that you can save the seeds after the blooms dry out and plant next year? Another great way #salvagegardener is saving money and beautifying your garden.