Cutting Flowers for Arrangements

It’s hard sometimes to look at your bountiful garden and imagine chopping off some of their beautiful blossoms. Some lucky gardeners have the space to grow a cutting garden but even your standard garden will produce a number of flowers suitable for arrangements, it’s...
How to attract birds to your garden

How to attract birds to your garden

Birds do more than add to your garden aesthetic. They provide control and conservation but also a real pass-time. Watching my bird bath and feeder has become an interesting portal into the local avian population. Regulars to my oasis include, goldfinches, sparrows,...

Rain Water Collection

With water costs soaring in recent years, water bills could be mistaken for mortgage payments. Considering the precious resource that is our fresh water we can appreciate that misuse and waste might be dissuaded by these prices, but our plants need water!!! So what’s...

Summer Pruning

It’s not really the time of year that most often comes to mind when we think of pruning. But this is the perfect time if you are working to keep certain shrubs or trees dwarfed. It’s also the time to redirect a plant that may be growing in an undesirable direction....
It’s not too late to plant!

It’s not too late to plant!

It was a long cold winter and a late spring, so many garden planting dates have been pushed forward. Far in beyond  what traditional wisdom would lead one to believe! It’s still not too late to plant a great vegetable garden, and there are many flowers you can plant...