Frau Zinnie

Ornamental and edible gardening adventures.

  Head on over to the Gardener's Supply website to read my guest post on starting herbs from seed . 
Are you getting the seed starting itch? Good news! It's the perfect time to start pansies and violas from seed.  In the past I have blo...
A fun task to do in the "off-season" is winter sowing seeds in plastic containers. In my area, there are three types of milk...
Caring for a houseplant or tending a garden helps me to focus my energy on the task at hand, and there is still plenty to do while the outsi...
I used to never consider November as part of the garden season.  Now I include this month as an extra bonus, and focus on perennial plants f...
Every year I like to play this game called, “Winter isn’t coming yet.”  It’s a game of procrastination. How much can I put off planting unti...
I've always wanted to try putting one of my photos on a pumpkin for Halloween. After reading this tutorial on Serious Eats for how to c...
Keep the pollinators and migrating butterflies in mind when planning next year's garden.  Monarch butterflies in particular need fall-bl...
'Hungarian Magyar' paprika peppers create 4-inch (10.16 cm) crimson-red peppers that can be dried and used as a spice in meals.  Fla...
  The season has definitely flown by, and now it's time to clean up after the party! While I'm only recently accepting that summer h...
  I'm celebrating the first weekend of autumn by teaming up with my publisher Quarto Press (Cool Springs Press) to give away TWO signed ...
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