We all have our go-to plants—those plants we always include in a new garden. Once our standard plants are tucked into the new garden, the foundation is in place and we are free to linger a bit longer at … Read Article
I live in New England, where the saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” Indeed, the weather can be drastically different from day to day here, especially at the change of a season.
I have a confession. While I call myself a gardener with all the confidence of one who has nurtured, tended and grown healthy flowers, trees and shrubs for more than two decades, it was not until this month that I … Read Article
A love of gardening and a love of keeping chickens seems to go hand in hand these days. Why is this, given chickens’ predilection for scratching up freshly-tilled seed beds and noshing on tasty young seedlings? It would seem a … Read Article
So many people I know are lovers of words as much as they are garden lovers, myself included. Our Facebook page gets some of its highest number of “likes” per day when I share our favorite garden quotes there. For … Read Article
We love garden quotes. Garden quotes inspire us even as they serve as the ultimate short-story on gardening. Read Article
The concept of permaculture is a new one to most folks. Even if you’ve heard the term, you may be hazy on the particulars. I understand completely. That was me a year ago. While I’ve only just begun to feel … Read Article
So far this year my daughter and I have sowed seeds (indoors) of Johnny jump ups (Viola ‘Helen Mount’), black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata ‘Spanish Eyes Mix’; shown), French marigolds (Tagetes patula ‘Sparky Mix’) and nasturtiums (Tropaeolum nanum ‘Jewel Mix’).
Of the four ‘Wasabi’ coleus cuttings I took last fall, only one is still with me. Another one I potted and gave to my sister. The third and fourth I admit I ended up throwing away in a fit of … Read Article
The USDA released an updated version of the Hardiness Zone Map, with adjusted zones and more helpful online features. Read Article
I am really feeling anxious for spring! It seems counterintuitive, but because winter here in my area has been abnormally warm and snowless, it is beginning to feel extra long.