Monthly Archives June 2013

slow circles of nature

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” – May Sarton

Christine: Adjusting To A New Zone | 2013 Summer Garden Tour

Christine is the first in a series of summer garden tours here on Sprout Dispatch! Please comment, share, and enjoy! +Where do you garden and what is your climate like? I moved to southwestern Pennsylvania about a year ago. Coming from South Florida, the weather here has been a big change! It does get very […]

Favorite Spot In the Garden | A Video

A short video of a little corner in my garden! Stay tuned this week, we’re starting a blog series called the Summer Garden Tour! Be sure to check back this Wednesday for the first interview and tour!

mini summer garden tour and a little bit of a backstory

So here are more “pool-eye view” photos of my garden. Well, maybe I should explain the whole “pool-eye view” thing… I live on a tiny island off the coast of Southwest Florida. Because most of the residential lots of land on this island are right on the water (canals, bays, or the Gulf of Mexico) almost […]

Cultivation of a Gardener

Sometimes I wonder how the garden bug begins. Is it something innate, the craving to grow things that we’re born with? But that doesn’t seem quite possible, not everyone enjoys growing or gardening…or maybe they just don’t know or haven’t been taught to appreciate gardening. And of course there are the folks who’ve toiled and […]

a week in the life of a container gardener – mid June, 2013

Saturday, June 8th, 2013: The sun came out! Tropical Storm Andrea took her time blowing through Southwest Florida, and we got a week of straight rain and storms. On Saturday morning, there was blue skies and sunshine, so I took advantage of the good weather and spent a lot of time in the garden. I […]

Gardening/Farming/Simple Living Podcasts

Awhile back I became obsessed with finding good podcasts. Part of those were gardening/farming/simple living podcasts that piqued my interest enough to stick around for long term listening or to thumb through their archives. Some I’ll post don’t update often or haven’t updated in awhile but still have good content. I’m leaving out some garden/landscape […]

New Deer Fence And A Few Garden Shots

You know those projects that you think are going to be fast and simple? This project was not one of them. Ok, so in relative timelines building this in one day isn’t all that bad, but my little brain thought we’d be through with this before lunch. Chris’ brain knew better and told me it […]

rainy week & disney butterflies

It’s been raining *all* week. (And I’m not being dramatic.) There wasn’t anything to do in the garden besides walk around and hope that the new plumeria cuttings (which were supposed to dry out completely after being planted!) can pull through this soggy, dreary weather. Some of the plants seem to enjoy the rain, but […]

Around The Garden in May

With warm weather here to stay until sometime in November, everything in the garden has started taking off. I’m finally getting tomatoes and am hoping I can get a decent crop in before the really hot weather in July. Hopefully I will be able to keep the more vining and heat tolerant varieties longer. There’s […]