Hello! My name is Barbara, and I am an amateur gardener. Like most gardens, mine reflects the wisdoms of many people I’ve met over the years. From an apartment balcony to a full backyard, each garden had advice, cuttings and conversations from neighbors and friends included in its design and function.

Gardening gives me peace at the end of a day, joy at the wonder of life springing forth, and comfort when returning home to see the simple beauty of nature’s bounty surrounding my home. Sharing flowers, plants and food with others gives great satisfaction – a simple way to share the joy.

Welcome to my backyard garden. I hope you enjoy your visits here, and pick up some tips or ideas for your garden. Whether you have a pot or two on the patio, or acres of open space, please visit often and share your garden, too.



Sunny dahlia
Sunny dahlia