One of the Joys of Maturity
Senior Gardening Features
The features section of this site is where I hope to have a wealth of how-to information on gardening, along with a few more whimsical postings.
Lazy Summer Days (Daze) - A cool drink helps ward off sunstroke as I renovate a garden bed. (August 5, 2008)
A Cucumber of Distinction - I almost lost my saved seed from the Japanese Long Pickling variety. (August 7, 2008)
Gloxinias - This is a continuing column on how to grow this gorgeous plant. I've started from seed and will update the page periodically.
Portuguese Kale Soup - I've crosslisted this recipe here, as it's really more a how-to story than a recipe. If you like hearty soups, try this incredible soup from this all but forgotten vegetable.
A Dry Sump for My Raised Bed - I put a "dry sump" in the center of my raised garden bed to dry things out a bit. (October 8, 2008)
A Simple Cold Frame - The roughest of rough instructions are supplied for building a small (2'x6') cold frame. (October 27, 2008)
Growing Geraniums from Seed - 2010 - If you have the right conditions, growing seed geraniums (geraniums from seed) is relatively easy. (January 22, 2010 - a continuing feature)
Growing Geraniums from Seed - 2009 - What should have been an easy "how-to" turned out to be an instructive lesson on nearly everything one can do wrong in starting geraniums from seed! (December 1, 2008 - a continuing feature)
Building a Raised Garden Bed - Here are a few tips and links for building a raised garden bed with large 6"x6" timbers. (March 30, 2009)
Saving Gloxinia Seed - This feature is really a sort of "part 2" of the gloxinia feature. I document the pollination and seed saving process for gloxinias. (October 10, 2009)
Saving Tomato Seed - A quick, illustrated "how to" on saving tomato seed (October 12, 2009)
Suppliers - First published November 15, 2011 - a continuing listing of trusted vendors we use
A Year in Our Garden - A review of our 2011 garden (December 28, 2011)
Flowers in the Senior Garden - A quick look at some of the spectacular flowers that grow around our veggies in the Senior Garden. (December 30, 2011)
Succession Planting - How to keep your garden producing all season long (June 22, 2012)
Gloxinia Photos - I pulled together some nice gloxinia shots taken over the last few years. (October 12, 2012)
A Year in Our Garden - 2012 - The joys and disappointments of gardening in a droughty year -- lots of pretty pictures! (December, 24, 2012)
From the at Senior Gardening