Identifying Ragweed

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Tweet Pin It Are you allergic to ragweed?  Jon is.  According to Wikipedia, Ragweed is a very common allergen.  Just ask around and you’re sure to find people who know they are allergic to it.  But do you know how to recognize it?  It’s a very common weed and I realized recently that I’ve seen it’s […]

Identifying Invasive Plants: Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard in seed pod stage

Tweet Pin It Recently I had the opportunity to go out in the woods with Eagle Eye Institute.  They were teaching students from our high school how to identify invasive plants in our area and remove them. This time we were focused on garlic mustard.  Garlic mustard is invasive in North America. It puts out […]

More Yards to Eat

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Tweet Pin It Ever since I posted about vegetable gardening in your front yard, it seems like I see edible front yard gardens every where I go!  Well really, I’ve been canvassing (going door to door) for a friend who is running for the US House of Representatives, so I’ve been out and about a lot […]

Eating Your Front Yard

Manicured lawn with pumpkin patch

Tweet Pin It I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on our post “Lush Green Lawns Are Not Natural” and I wanted to share with you some alternative ideas for front yards. While driving home from my daughter’s soccer game today, I saw a beautifully manicured front yard that did not look like fertilizer is […]

Lush Green Lawns Are Not Natural

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Tweet Pin It Americans have come to value green lawns.  Thick, homogeneous, bright green grass is a sign of prosperity.  Have you ever asked yourself why?  As any homeowner can tell you, lush green grass takes a lot of maintenance, added nutrients, chemicals and plenty of water. While it might be a sign of prosperity, […]

My Guilty Addiction

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Tweet Pin It Yesterday we were about to leave for a trip we were all looking forward to, the kids were in the car, and I said “Let me just check one thing, don’t worry, I won’t weed!” As I ran around the back of the house to check the garden, I realized that I […]

Celebrating Your Successes

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Tweet Pin It Living a green life isn’t always easy.  Some things come naturally for us, like recycling, but other things take a real effort, like gardening.  Today we are celebrating our successes. Ellie and I spent hours weeding the garden and front yard.  We worked on it in fits and starts, but we got […]

Never Too Young To Help In The Garden

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Tweet Pin It We had great weather this weekend and two local plant sales, so I was able to plant our garden!  Our local Garden Club members grow extra seedlings and then sell them as their annual fundraiser in May and I picked up 4 varieties of tomatoes that I’ve never heard of, as well as a kohlrabi plant […]

Harvesting Trash Can Potatoes

Tweet Pin It Back in April we got the idea to plant potatoes in a garbage can from another green blogger, The Frugal Greenish Mama. Ellie & I planted our potatoes and blogged about the process.  Planting in a garbage can was really neat to try and a great way to expand the footprint of our garden. Now I have […]

What’s Green For Dinner?

Tweet Pin It Fried green tomatoes andfried zucchini -our green dinner This isn’t your typical Mommy Blog, so our loyal readers probably have no idea what we usually eat for dinner. However, sometimes living green is eating green. There are many things you can do to eat green: Eat local – A lot of the carbon that […]