Designing and planning out a garden can be a challenging task. Sometimes just knowing where to start can be a struggle. If you are anything like me, there is the perfect guide for you. Landscape Design Combinations by Lee Miller is that garden compass you’ve been looking for. It helped me take those first steps […]
Our goal is for our garden to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional and productive. Our initial layout sufficed for the first year or so but then became very difficult to maintain. We kept the layout design but changed our materials in order to decrease maintenance and upkeep so we can focus on the […]
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 […]
Lawns are high maintenance, water hogging, unsustainable, and not to mention usually unsightly. So why not grow food in that space instead? You can easily create a beautiful yard that incorporates edible annual and perennial plants and requires very little work on your part once it’s in. More food and less work for a prettier […]
The method of building with earthbags offers an incredibly strong, safe and ecologically sound way to build structures in a vast array of sizes and shapes with the potential to last many times longer than typical construction methods. Earthbag construction has a lot to offer anyone who wants to put up very strong walls with […]
Oftentimes we’re challenged with less-than-ideal landscapes. Here’s a solution to stop erosion on a hillside and create an easily-navigable garden.