Adventures of a Landless Gardener Perennial gardening has a tricky side: the need for patience. Tucked alongside all of its wonderful perks such as returning plants, exceptional foliage, plants you can divide and share one must have an abundance … Read Article
Lessons Learned From the Secret Garden Last year (has it been that long?) I introduced you to my new landless gardening adventure. I adopted part of a local park that is a few streets from my building, tucked back in … Read Article
For as long as I have been gardening I have been planting Ligularia in the shade garden. It wasn’t until I started gardening in the park that I realized just how underused this plant is and how positively people … Read Article
I learned quickly to be selective with the garden tools I use as a Landless Gardener. I park my car across the street from the short flight of stairs that takes me to my gardens. The trek is just long … Read Article
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
We love garden quotes. Garden quotes inspire us even as they serve as the ultimate short-story on gardening. 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’).
The USDA released an updated version of the Hardiness Zone Map, with adjusted zones and more helpful online features. Read Article
All around town, including my street, outdoor Christmas decorations and lights have appeared, many on the day after Thanksgiving. Personally I feel it’s a bit early, but at the same time I’ll admit feeling some pressure to do something festive … Read Article
Last weekend we celebrated my daughter’s second birthday. She has grown and developed so much. I cannot say the same for my four-year-old living stones (Lithops spp.), which I started from seed!