Ashford Hill’s Gardens 17 results

DIY: Painted Concrete Floors

So three weeks ago, I decided to paint my greenhouse concrete floor.  Two weeks ago, I was halfway through the full project and ready to shoot myself for thinking this was a good idea. Now, that it's complete and I've had a few days to recover... I love it!  Best decision ever. Truth is the greenhouse is my she-haven. I spend lots of time from September through June in my little glass house.  But I was tired of the drab gray concrete, and I needed a practical solution for a ...

October’s garden checklist

It's late October, but the weather is acting like summer.  The temperatures have been in the 80's all week and it looks like the kiddo's definitely won't need a jacket for Halloween.  I'm not complaining about the weather, but I must admit it's pushed back my usual October schedule of garden and lawn duties. By this time last year, I had already stuffed my greenhouse full with my tender tropicals and a few annuals that I wanted to over winter.  Today, as I set here and share my recent ...

Time for Pumpkins!

The first weekend in October is like a mini-holiday for me!  It usually marks the family's annual trip to the local pumpkin patch where we will search for the most unique, odd, quirky or just simply stunning pumpkin.  We like all shapes, sizes and colors.... the more character the better.  (Kind of like friends.)  We'll load our gourd treasure in wheelbarrows and stuff them in the trunk and then round up Finn, who has made an instant friend and escaped for one more ride on ...

Fall Seed Sowing… for Veggies and flowers

Labor Day is a big holiday around here, it's not only the weekend to celebrate the last of summer, but it marks the time to plant those fall seeds.  Yes, some gardeners plant their seeds a couple of weeks earlier in this area, especially leaf lettuce and seeds for greens, but it's just so hot.  And with school gearing up in mid-August, we'll it's just not going to happen here in this household.   So when summer slows down (aka: the kids are back in school) and the temps are ...

Bunny’s Revenge

Some time ago, my sweet son found a little bunny. The bunny was laying in a crevice of a concrete drive. It looked distressed. And being a compassionate and somewhat curious eight-year-old boy, he snatched up the tiny little thing. Realizing quickly that it hadn’t been in distress, only a very deep sleep. He tucked his new bunny in his folded-over t-shirt and held him tight, while riding his bike back home with the other hand.  He was convinced this little creature was his newest pet. ...