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.
Finnicky plants that need special attention and constant tending won’t do well here. Here are 12 low maintenance perennials that are more or less “set it and forget it, coming back year after year with little to no effort.
Early summer apples were once essential to maintaining a year round food supply. With global trade, early apples are no longer popular since you can get fall varieties shipped half way around the world to meet demand anytime of the year. If you’re looking to grow more of your own fruit and concerned with keeping […]
Autumn is the perfect time to plant perennials. This gives them the entire fall and winter season to establish themselves. Perennials planted in the fall are ready to begin growing once the spring growing season arrives. Here is a great selection of perennials for you to plant this fall: aster, blanket flower, cape fuschia, catmint, […]
It’s officially spring and the plants are starting to really grow. Here are some pictures of what’s growing in our garden in early spring.
My perennial herb garden is a work in progress. Last year I planted a couple new plants that I wasn’t sure would survive our cold winter. But they’re back as well as all my old reliables.