7 Ways to Politely Discourage Bindweed in Your Garden

Let’s talk about bindweed.

Here at the urban homestead, we have some spectacular patches of bindweed. The weed seems to especially enjoy growing in the vegetable gardens, but it also likes to twist its tendrils around the flowers and choke them when I’m not paying attention. It climbs up fences.

 

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

We Have a Winner!

Using Random.org for the drawing, I’m happy to announce that we have a winner for the Tasting Colorado cookbook. Congratulations to Sean, a.k.a. PotatoHead, from Money and Potatoes, who won the book.

BIG thanks to author Michele Morris for generously donating a signed copy of her beautiful . . . → Read More: We Have a Winner!

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Roses, Loss and Resolve

Every June, the most fragrant flower in the garden blooms for just a few precious days.

The deep pink double-petaled roses are a bit unruly, growing from long, arching stems that resist all efforts to make a tidy, well-shaped bush.

But no matter.

The scent of the . . . → Read More: Roses, Loss and Resolve

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Free Cookbook Giveaway – Tasting Colorado

Michele Morris

My friend and colleague Michele Morris has written a wonderful new cookbook that celebrates the best food of our state. Tasting Colorado is 164 glorious four-color pages of recipes and photos from some of Colorado’s best restaurants, lodges, bed-and-breakfasts and guest ranches.

Michele is a chef, food writer and . . . → Read More: Free Cookbook Giveaway – Tasting Colorado

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Rabbits Enjoy Nice Salad Bar in Our Garden

If you’re a pea plant trying to grow in our garden this summer, you’ve had your share of challenges. First, you had to endure two snowstorms with hard freezes. Then, just as you were beginning to thrive and feel good about life, a rabbit snuck in the garden and ate most of your . . . → Read More: Rabbits Enjoy Nice Salad Bar in Our Garden

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.