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Spring Gardening Tips & Tricks

Today I'm discussing spring gardening tips and tricks. I've been scouring my favorite publications, and I thought I'd share what I've been learning.

Hi Everyone! I’m Nicole, Annette’s web-manager. I am back today to discuss spring gardening tips and tricks. When Annette talks about the fruits and vegetables she grows in her garden, I am always inspired. So, this year my husband and I are getting a head start on a garden of our own.

We actually pulled out the Farmer’s Almanac and did quite a bit of research about not only what grows in the spring, but what grows in Georgia. So far, we’re set on planting okra, peppers, and squash (mostly so I can make stuffed squash blossoms).

Today I'm discussing spring gardening tips and tricks. I've been scouring my favorite publications, and I thought I'd share what I've been learning.

I’ve been scouring Pinterest along with some of my favorite publications, and I thought I would share a little bit about what I’ve been learning about spring gardening. Consider this post a great starter resource that combines Martha’s knowledge with Real Simple’s ease.

Today I'm discussing spring gardening tips and tricks. I've been scouring my favorite publications, and I thought I'd share what I've been learning.

Tips and Tricks for Spring Gardening

  1. You can start planting carrots, radishes, and spinach now without worrying about that last lingering frost. Apparently these veggies can withstand light freezing temperatures, but make sure to cover them if it gets too cool out.
  2. Spring is also a great time to plant potatoes. They might be a fun item to plant around St. Patrick’s Day! I love red potatoes, and I am already dreaming of whipping up Annette’s Ligurian Pesto Pasta with green beans and red potatoes.
  3. At home soil tests can tell you a lot about what you’re working with. Martha recommends taking several samples and then using your discoveries to apply different fertilizers.
  4. Remember your zone. It will help you know when and what to plant.
  5. Don’t forget to prep your garden tools and gloves. Besides actually locating them all, remember to clean them all. You can use soap and water and give them a good scrub. Toss those old garden gloves in the washing machine, or simply buy new ones all together.

Is anyone out there a master gardener? I would love to hear your tips!

xo, Nicole

Images by Deborah Whitlaw Llewelleyn & Annette Joseph

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Crushing On: “In the Garden” Edition


Life has been a bit hectic and fast-paced these days. Just flew back from NYC from a crazy exciting and fun weekend. I found out that my book will have a global release!! I am pinching myself. With all of the happenings lately, I just want to slow down a bit to let it all soak in. One of my favorite places to do that is in my garden. This post was inspired by the idea of laying in the sun with a good read while surrounded by ripening tomatoes and lush flowers.

  • Love the earthy and fresh vibe of Mrs. Meyers’ Radish.
  • This clutch is so awesome. It’s like wearing a garden on your arm.
  • These “Bee Brave” earrings are a gorgeous reminder. Similar version available here.
  • Collected by the editors of The Silver Spoon (remember this post?), Vegetables from an Italian Garden has a year’s worth of seasonal recipes.
  • Last but not least, these fringe umbrellas by Kerry Cassill are stunners. I’m obsessed with her designs.

    Happy Tuesday everyone!

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  • Tear Sheets: Better Homes and Gardens August 2012


    I styled this gorgeous garden retreat for the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens. It’s always so fun to see the final shots. This scene looks cool and breezy, doesn’t it? This shoot was actually on an extremely hot and humid day where the mosquitos were out in full force!

    The mustard, mint, and navy color combo keep things light and airy, while the full-force pattern mixing keeps your eye moving. I also love the earthiness of the terracotta pots that made their way both in and out of the retreat. It’s pretty serene. Wouldn’t this be the perfect spot for those lazy end of summer afternoons? Give me a cold iced tea (or cocktail!) and a stack of magazines and I’d be a happy girl.

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