All posts by Lisa Ribbeck Lyons

Fall-ing for Your Garden

Fall-ing for Your Garden

Finally, an end to the long, hot summer is in sight! Leaves will start falling and the garden will soon transition into a sleepy mode. Now is the time for raking, mulching and enjoying the last blooms of summer. Before...
Bringing Vacation Home

Bringing Vacation Home

One of the happiest times of the year is the week of family vacation. If you bring home some items that remind you of your vacation, you can make the good times last much longer than a week!  If the...
No April Fools in the Garden

No April Fools in the Garden

There are some things in the garden that should never be “fooled around” with. Since we are entering April, the month of showers, it is the perfect time to think about the watering situation in our gardens.  When was the...
Finding a Good Germ

Finding a Good Germ

This winter brought the spread of so many flu germs and lots of trips to the doctor. Luckily, finding a “germ” in the garden can be a happy thing.  As defined by Webster, “a germ is a small mass of...
Garden Guests for the New Year

Garden Guests for the New Year

Bells and horns  may have announced the New Year for you, but how do our backyard guests know a New Year has arrived? They really don’t, unless you make your garden a welcome winter haven! Many beautiful birds from northern...
The Scents of Christmas

The Scents of Christmas

Holiday time used to be recognized just by its unique aroma. Remember when the garland went on the mantel or the tree came in the front door? The aromatic smell of fresh cut evergreen said Christmas was surely on the...
Bounty in the Garden

Bounty in the Garden

Now that heavy fall is upon us, what can we add to the garden that will prove bountiful in coming years? Fruit and nut trees, of course! It’s the perfect time to do a little research about fruit or nut...
Through the Window and Into the Garden

Through the Window and Into the Garden

When October arrives, we know our year in the garden is coming to a close. While the chrysanthemums are just now starting their full show, other summer bloomers are beginning to tuck their blossoms away. This is the perfect time...
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

AH, FALL! Children return to school, leaves begin to drop even as the heat continues to sizzle. As a gardener, fall reminds me to learn something new about the plant world and what I should plant now! This year, my eye was focused on the...
Anyone Care For Veggies?

Anyone Care For Veggies?

The heat is on, and who wants to be out in the garden in August? No takers? Even though it’s hot, fresh beans are still possible from a late summer garden. So is sweet corn, tomatoes, parsley, broccoli, beets, carrots,...

Just a Simple Little Tale of Green

ONE PLANT THAT emerges in the spring has an ancient heritage and folklore that totally surrounds it. What do I refer to? Why, the simple clover, of course! Most of us today probably look at a patch of clover and...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

WRITTEN BY LISA RIBBECK LYONS JANUARY ALWAYS REMINDS us that an ending brings a new beginning. What a special gift that can be for each of us!! A new beginning means we can change our hair color, redecorate the house,...