I'm a former rocket scientist turned garden designer (on TV and IRL).
I'm also and author, entrepreneur and activist who thinks she can save the world (and make it a whole lot prettier)by teaching everyone a little something about landscape design.
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Winter wreath making festivities start with post-Thanksgiving walks. With pruners in one hand, and the canvas log carrier in the other, I love to forage for my favorite cuttings to make a beautiful fresh winter wreath from the local hedgerows.
I zig when everyone else is zagging. I can’t help it. It is part liability, part superpower. (every wonder-woman/ mom has a fatal flaw, and this is mine… and also cookie dough is my kryptonite). I could not bring myself to be part of the all the shopping chaos that was last week. So, now […]
There are many types of potatoes that can be grown nationwide – but is an illustrated guide to some of the best potato varieties that can specifically be grown in the Northern USA (and Canada).
Have you thought about designing your garden specifically to revel in the joy of fall?⠀Here are some tips for improving your autumn focused garden design.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stop thinking of mulch as just bark or wood chips, and strike from your brain any suggestion of mulching with rubber crumbles other synthetic trash. Restore your soil by mulching your plants with compost or cut grass and learn how to grow your soil so that in turn, it will grow your plants.
There are persistent myths about soil restoration. The first is that it is a nearly impossible task, and takes multiple lifetimes if not centuries to accomplish. The second is that restoring soil is an expensive process that takes economic sacrifice. We will go beyond the “just buy a lot of manure or compost and dump it on your fields” mentality…