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"Weathering In" Your Compost

On Monday I talked a little bit about just spading compost around the garden in the fall and letting “weather” do the rest for you. This is actually part of a sustainable practice of gardening called “no-till” gardening. 382 more words

Sustainable Living

Drought or Deluge, The Remedy is the Same

What are you looking at? It’s my most badly stressed container plant, a Spanish lavender. I’m not in really bad shape this summer, luckily.

But a tweet from @Proven_Winners awhile back about how much of the country was experiencing flooding rains (not a problem I’m having) and if the gardens were getting washed out, it was time to fertilize made me think that container plants in summer could be having the same issues. 374 more words

Sustainable Living

A Great Tool For Weeding and More

This tool recently made the Monrovia newsletter for a great tool for weeding. As you can tell by the slightly rusty hinge on ours and the weathered handle, we were ahead on the curve–we’re into our second or third year of use already. 350 more words

Sustainable Living

Connecting Community with Food and Gardening

Pat Bears was raised by an English grandmother who fussed over flowers. When she was growing up, special occasions were marked by gifts of peonies. The rambling Dorothy Perkins roses grown by her grandmother continue to be one of her favorites. 772 more words

Maine Garden Journal

Where Are Your Herbs?

Does that sound like a strange question–where are your herbs? If you’ve been reading for a little while, you’ll get the idea that “in the garden” is not what I’m looking for,”–or maybe not… 593 more words

Backyard Wildlife

In The Garden, North Is South

I just noticed that the north side of my house is the south side of my neighbor’s house. Duh.

Up until now, I’ve been locating and growing plants under the assumption that plants on the south side of the house get full, blazing, hot sun, while plants on the north side of the house get full, hot, dry shade. 194 more words

Sarah Shah

Carrot Conceit

Here is a picture of some carrots that came out of my garden this morning. A woman showing these would say: “Here are some carrots I grew this year. 342 more words