Thursday, August 16, 2018

This Abundant Life

by Emily Conrad

This is a repost from last summer. Almost a year later to the day, I'm overrun with tomatoes rather than cucumbers. Whether you're awaiting a vegetable harvest or something more, I hope this post encourages you while one area flourishes and another lies fallow.




Thursday, August 9, 2018

Pruned for Success

by Emily Conrad




My in-laws graciously act as our plant-sitters when we go on vacation.

When we dropped off our outdoor potted plants this year before our trip, I was confronted with the fact that my petunias aren’t doing very well.

A single petunia at my in-laws’ covers a circle two or three feet across while my best petunia plant had extended one or two vines about ten inches long. Where my in-laws’ plants form a massive carpet of pink blooms, mine boasted five or six flowers.

Clearly, I was doing something wrong.