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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…
How to fix size, light and balance problems in your garden with a mirror. Mirrors are an easy way to solve some of the most common garden design issues.
Look, the reason why your plant died (whether it is an indoor plant or a garden plant) usually boils down to one thing. It’s not complicated, but I understand why you might get confused or feel like it is a hard thing to find out. (and don’t feel bad if you don’t know what it […]
Bulb planting and plant re-arranging season are here and the window to get stuff done isn’t long. The first frost here in New England could be this month (October) and the ground might freeze by the end of next month (November). After that – everything has to wait til spring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀As bulbs go, I’m installing […]