Welcome/Willkommen/Bienvenue/Bienvenidos to my garden/horticulture site!

The Garden Maiden's welcome image. copyright 2013 The Garden Maiden

TALES FROM THE HORT SIDE: Here I will be sharing stories, projects, experiences, trials and tribulations from my Garden of Goods and Evils and other gardens and plant places. A garden is a constant work in progress, a continually changing pallet of flora and fauna. From this pallet I learn, grow, adapt, change, and carry on.  My garden (both edible garden and ornamental landscape) is a work of art and science…a work in progress that is. Read about me.

Through this site and my blog I will journal and share my own experiences. Socialize with me (if you are into that) by clicking the links at the top of my site.

What’s new?
The current rains and temperatures make me think we can say goodbye to the cold, cold, and just a tad bit snowy winter we had along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Oh, the snow days were fun! (insert Alice Cooper’s School’s Out for Summer) You just don’t expect snow days off from work and school down here, not like we did in Oklahoma or Arkansas.  Next stop: monitoring my garden seed emergence and cold crops. Of course there will be the replanting of of my sub-tropicals that did not survive the low temperatures and the pruning of dead branches.  Freeze damage will continue to become apparent over the next few months. But it is all good!

Thanks for stopping by and please check back soon or follow my blog for updates via email.

**Please note that all images on this site are my own unless otherwise indicated. Each image is optimized for web and devices, therefore they are not high resolution. Please do not use or reprint any materials from this site unless you have obtained written permission from me at thegardenmaiden@gmail.com and then please properly give credit. Thanks!


A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.

Liberty Hyde Bailey

All images and text copyright The Garden Maiden, 2018


3 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Henry

    Wonderful site. I was wondering how would you build a raised garden? Should we try stones or simply some wood products?


    • Hi Henry, that’s one of the wonderful things about a raised bed or raised gardens…there are so many options available, from styles to materials. From a greener standpoint, you would use whatever is local or can be recycled/upcycled. Three things to consider regardless are good drainage, materials that won’t leach harmful chemicals (especially for veggies/edibles) and ease of access (not too wide). I’ll be posting this spring/summer on mine and others. Stay tuned! I am also starting a pinterest board on this topic for visual examples.


  2. chanti

    Great site. Information I can definitely use. 🙂
    Can’t wait to see more!


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