My garden is a mess. There are irises in the corner of the yard, lily of the valley by the front door, tulips along the walkway, and one daffodil that grows under the rose bush. There’s no form or function — it’s pure floral chaos. This year, I decided I was going to do something […]
Bees need to store up pollen and nectar to survive winter hibernation. Here are some tips on how to provide bees with the right fall forage to meet their needs.
It’s tea time in the garden! Welcome to a new garden series that will feature a virtual letter exchange between myself and my green thumb, shovel wielding friend Jen each month. Come sip some hot tea, sit back and chitchat with us! In each letter, we will be discussing a different garden related topic from […]
Tulips are also one of the easiest flowers to grow in your garden. Plant the bulb in fall and leave it alone to find great flowers in the spring. This guide gives you a few easy things you can do to help improve the quality of your flowers without too much additional effort.
The perennial beds sometimes get a little neglected on the homestead in the wake of all the harvesting and preserving. Here’s how to put all your bulb beds to sleep for the winter in one morning.
Native bee populations are suffering. They refer to it as Colony Collapse Disorder. No one is quite sure why this is happening, but many believe it is due to disease, nutrition, stress and pesticides. I hope you all are already using natural alternatives in your gardens and around your homes instead of pesticides. Some past […]