Weeds are often the first plants to turn green and bloom in the spring. While they are considered a nuisance for the average homeowner, they provide an important service to beneficial pollinators like bees. Read on to discover why leaving some room for weeds in your yard is a good thing!
Studying nature’s patterns can give us insight on how work smarter and more efficiently in our gardens. Today, we look for hexagons in nature and learn how to use the hexagonal pattern in the garden.
I built a composting keyhole garden a year ago and have been tracking its progress through the seasons. Despite seriously neglecting this garden through the winter, some vegetables not only survived, but are thriving! I garden in zone 8b, so we can typically garden year-round. Had my fall plantings not been destroyed several times by […]
Now that we’re at the start of a new growing season, I’ve realized I can’t remember the details of what I planted last year. How many pea plants? What variety of tomatoes? Did we have a hail storm? To help myself be a better note taker and to keep all of my information in one […]
It’s too cold to do much outside and as gardeners, our heads are full of spring dreams. Make the most of your time stuck indoors and read some of these fabulous gardening themed books to the little ones in your life. From board books to early readers, this list is full of beautiful stories to […]
My Hill Country garden is always dealing with drought. This fall, I connected a rainwater harvesting swale to our downspout in the front yard. Proper stewardship of water resources is critical for a successful gardena nd a sustainable community. Read on to see the latest transformation of our front yard from a lawn grass wasteland […]