My name is Sandy Stone. I first created this blog in February 2014. Through the years, I learned to garden by reading gardening books and researching online. I want to share that knowledge that I gained with you by focusing on what I find helpful. Hopefully, it will save you time with your garden. Also, I hope this blog ignites a passion for gardening in you too!
I like to think that I am an artist and my canvas is our approx. 1/2 acre of land. I’m sure I will create the ultimate masterpiece after I retire! In the meantime, I will keep tweaking my living canvas because I have a ways to go before retirement.
Gardening and writing the blog gives me a creative outlet from my more technical career – I am a number cruncher! I like to make time for gardening. It gives me some “me” time. Also, I find it relaxing! My goal is to post every day but sometimes it is hard to keep up. I typically post at least three times a week.
My family and I live in Bethel Park which is a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. Sometimes my family has to pitch in and give me a hand too! My husband, Alan thinks like an engineer and cooks like a chef so he comes up with great ideas like designing and building raised beds, cold frames and watering systems and preparing yummy canning and dinner recipes. My son, John and his friends help us each year with lifting and spreading all of the yards of mulch. This is not an easy task but some money sure motivates them! John also is the king of eating carrots, cucumbers, blueberries and strawberries. Sometimes I hide them from him so the rest of the family can enjoy the harvests!
My Mom, Peggy does a great job keeping the indoor plants alive for me which can be a challenge because of the lighting in the house. Also, she is my salad eating buddy! My initial garden focused on tomatoes which is what my Dad, George loved to eat! He loved fresh tomato sandwiches with a little mayo. While my Dad passed away a few years ago, tomatoes continue to be a staple in our garden.
Hope you enjoy Crazy For Gardening!