Gardening is a wondrous thing. You just go to the gardening center and buy whatever looks good. You put seeds in the ground and plant some plants. Voila! You have growing things and eventually some produce to eat. Gardening just seems that easy, doesn’t it? Reality check! You spent all that money on seeds and […]
I’ve always been slightly (okay, a LOT) envious of those people who seem to have a green thumb. All they have to do is look at a plant and it thrives. You know, those people with giant vegetable gardens and beautiful flowers gracing their front yards. The ones who could probably plant an orchid in […]
Permaculture is a form of agriculture that is meant to be sustainable through the use of systems, perennials, recycling, and using sustainable resources to gain an abundance of yield that you can share with your friends, family and community. The permaculture principles provide the guidelines for designed such an efficient system. Come learn about these […]
Whether you want to grow your asparagus from seed or crown, this is the information you’ll need to grow a healthy crop.
A few years ago, I wanted to create a flower bed by our entry stairs. This area gets only the tiniest bit of early morning sun. The rest of the day it sits in deep shade. The only option was to create a flower bed for the shade, so I found the most beautiful plants […]
When we layer plants on and around each other in the garden, we create something of a miniature ecosystem, where all of the plants interact with each other. Hopefully, for the better! This can be as elaborate as a permaculture system or as simple as a couple of companion plants.