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“My Grandmother’s Garden Series” – Mildred’s Garden

Today is the last of this series. I would love to hear stories about your experience with your grandparents gardens. Please tell me more! When I was a little girl, I lived in a rural area in central Indiana. I grew up within a “Yours, Mine and Ours” family (which is the common family type […]

What is Your Favorite Perennial In Your Garden?

My teeth are chattering and my booty is frozen solid. Without a doubt, there’s nothing worse in a garden than a frozen booty. The question persists: will this winter ever end? While pondering frozen body parts, it occurs to me the real treasure in the garden – the pirate booty if you will – is […]

Get Yo Green On Tuesday – Recycle Your Ass Off!

Today is Tuesday – recycling day in my neighborhood. Why do I call it “recycling” day instead of “trash” day? Because for the last seven years I have lived in my neighborhood, I have put out four recycling bins every week – minimum. The community I live in requires that you pay for trash pick […]

Monday Whazzup – Recycling Old Headphones Into A Necklace – Another Awesome Green Teen Craft

Most teens and college aged music lovers go through headphones like they’re going out of style. While there are several things I use the old headphones for – including garden ties and ties to organize extension cords – my favorite by far was taught to me by my seventeen year old daughter. Here she is […]

“My Grandmother’s Garden Series” – Mabel’s Garden

When I was a little girl, I lived in a rural area in central Indiana. I grew up within a “Yours, Mine and Ours” family (which is the common family type these days) and therefore had three Grandmothers. All were unique in attitude and mindset and all had there own garden at one point or […]

Make a Difference For the World – YES WE CAN!

My sister, Barbara Mountjoy, is a lawyer, published author, blogger, and mother. Her blog, “Awalkabout’s Weblog” speaks to her daily experiences raising autistic children, as well as her adventure with her professional writing career. Today I am posting one of her recent blogs as I felt it touched a special place in my heart. Barbara […]

Gardening Nude Naked Winner of the Week: Christine Escobar

On most Friday’s, my blog features a special person or organization for the day. This person or org is the “Naked Winner of the Week.” All people featured in this category are winners for doing great things for the community and trying to make a difference for the world. You can make a difference too. […]

Gardening & Parenting – Passions Similar In Many Ways – By Guest Blogger and TV personality, Joe Lamp’l

Joe Lamp’l is a good friend of mine as well as an inspirational gardener and writer. “Joe Gardener’s” advice helps thousands of gardeners make a green difference. Today’s blog on gardening and parenting is written by Joe – a dedicated parent and gardener. = = = = = = = = I love to garden. […]

GREEN AND SIMPLE TIP – Guest Puggy Winston says "Be Green on Super Bowl Sunday!"

Our favorite guest puggy, Winston, once again graces our Green and Simple Tip page in celebration of this annual football event. His tip this week is all about Super Bowl recycling – “Football season is almost over and the Super Bowl is just around the corner! My team choked and didn’t make it to the […]

“My Grandmother’s Garden Series” – Ruthadell’s Garden

When I was a little girl, I lived in a rural area in central Indiana. I grew up within a “Yours, Mine and Ours” family (which is the common family type these days) and therefore had three Grandmothers. All were unique in attitude and mindset and all had there own garden at one point or […]