Soil isn’t always ideal, but that doesn’t have to keep you from growing incredible organic gardens. Sometimes, we have to amend the soil to make it more suitable for the plants we really want and need to grow. Other times, you can find the perfect plant for the perfect spot.
Many of the old-fashioned and heirloom plants common in cottage gardens are annuals or biennials. These annual blooms often lend themselves to easy seed collection or reseeding which is perfect for an English cottage-garden design. These plants are popular in the organic cottage garden landscape because of their beautiful foliage, season-long flowers, or intense fragrance.
There is something especially beautiful about a garden in full bloom. Everything about it buzzes with activity and life. Teamwork between plants and animals creates a busy little organic ecosystem, right in your front (or back, or side) yard. That’s why I really love to include plants that attract butterflies. The whimsy of a blossoming […]
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The oppressive heat of summer makes those crisp fall breezes even more enjoyable. A long season of hard work in the garden is beginning to slow, and we can enjoy the bounty of our work. Having beautiful fall foliage and colorful blooms makes it that much better. Work […]
One of the benefits many gardeners enjoy in the garden landscape is pleasing fragrance. These spring plants create pleasant aroma in the garden. Gardeners enjoy not only the sights of spring, as new life unfurls, but also the smells of spring. Spring bulbs, shrubs and flowers can all provide a sweet aroma to the garden […]
Roses have popped up in several of our recent lists, versatile and gorgeous in any garden. These roses are a boon for organic gardeners, because unlike hybrid tea roses, they are disease resistant, hardy, and do not need spraying or pesticide treatments.