To encourage more birds and helpful insects to reside in your garden, be sure to garden at all levels. That means including tall trees and shrubs, shorter shrubs and perennials, and low-growing plants such as groundcovers in your design.
What are some options for building my raised beds and their pros and cons?
The term “texture” in regards to garden design does not refer to how a plant feels but rather the overall visual texture of the plant—the size and shape of the plant and its foliage. Common words to describe the texture … Read Article
In past years we’ve seen lots of Monarch butterflies in our neighborhood, but we only saw one or two this past summer. What are some ways we can attract them to return?
What is a keyhole garden?
Vegetable gardens are becoming a thing of beauty as more gardeners are growing food in their front yards or making their edible gardens part of the home’s landscape. Personally, I always thought veggie gardens were a wonderful thing to see … Read Article
There comes a short pause in a veggie gardener’s time just after all the plants are in and before the battle with weeds or pests begins. This is the perfect time to plan for the fall.
Just as a flower gardener will carefully choose ornamentals to achieve a good color scheme, so should the edibles gardener consider color a major factor in the garden. This would be for a different reason, though: Nutrition.
Rotating your crops can help produce a bountiful harvest full of yummy and nourishing vegetables, by reducing the chances of pests and diseases and increasing the soil’s health. However, crop rotation is not just for the vegetable garden; it is … Read Article
There is very possibly not a veggie gardener out there who has been growing for at least a few seasons who has not had the “problem” of overplanting something. Years ago when we owned a restaurant, it was not uncommon … Read Article
We live on a busy street and experience a lot of noise from cars, pedestrians, etc. What are some landscaping ideas for reducing noise coming into our yard and windows?