Category: Gardening

The Potager: Kitchen Gardens

A kitchen garden is a space to grow food with herbs and edible and non-edible flowers mixed in. In France, a kitchen garden is called a ‘potager’

Restore Your Land with a Pocket Prairie

Take a moment to look outside your window, or take a stroll in your backyard. Imagine what that very land used to look like before it was ever settled on or used for agriculture or development. The land may have been any type of… Continue Reading “Restore Your Land with a Pocket Prairie”

Leave Coneflowers for Goldfinches

The pink petals on Purple Coneflowers are starting to fade away for the summer. The gold colored seed heads will start to mature and turn dark, as the seed becomes ripe for picking. The American Goldfinches will soon be sitting atop the seed heads… Continue Reading “Leave Coneflowers for Goldfinches”

Black Eyed Susans & Microclimates

When out shopping for plants, a plant label (when written well!) will tell you how tall and wide a plant will mature to. However, there is no guarantee a plant will be that size. (One reason is lack of fully testing the size of… Continue Reading “Black Eyed Susans & Microclimates”

Tree Care Means Healthy Trees

Some trees can live healthy lives even with some damage to them. Certain species can be more resilient than others, like oak trees for example. Some trees can receive only slight damage and decline very easily. There are often clear indicators that a tree… Continue Reading “Tree Care Means Healthy Trees”

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