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’

EARTHeim in 2019

2019 was a busy year for EARTHeim! Here are some things EARTHeim was a part of this past year. OLLI ‘Gardening for the Living Landscape’ Since 2015, I’ve taught a 6 week gardening course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute which is a senior’s community education program through the University of Kentucky. I plan toContinue reading “EARTHeim in 2019”

Snow Day for the Birds

With all the snow and very cold temperates this January we’ve had, my bird feeders have been full of birds looking for some good nutrition to keep them warm! Please remember: Do Not feed birds any form of bread. It starves them to death by filling them up with food that offers no nutrition. TheyContinue reading “Snow Day for the Birds”

The Winter Garden As Habitat

It may not seem like it, but gardens are still full of life even in winter and fall. Most if it is hibernating, but if you look close enough you can find evidence. I got out in my garden last November and played detective, finding a few fun things in the garden. This lady bugContinue reading “The Winter Garden As Habitat”

Herbal Fall Harvest

I like to call herbs ‘domesticated plants’ because they’ll flourish when we give them regular attention. They want to be harvested! Pruning them back at least once a year will keep them maintained and encourage good looking fresh foliage. You know how mint and lemon balm get pretty crazy in the garden? I’m ok withContinue reading “Herbal Fall Harvest”