You’re not the only one hard at work in your garden! Pollinators have a vital and important role to play there as well and for many years have been our unsung heroes, busily doing their job while we sit back and take all the credit. In recent years we’ve seen a decline in our pollinator… Read More.
Mint is one of those plants that gardeners seem to love to hate. Not because of its many fantastic uses but because of its ability to spread and take over. I admit that it does seem to have lofty ideas about taking over the world but I truly can’t imagine a garden without mint. What… Read More.
I’ve been in love with Calendula for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the first seeds I ever planted and was thrilled at how many came up. Way back then my motto must have been ‘No Seedling Left Behind’ because I planted them EVERYWHERE! In a few weeks our herb garden, flower… Read More.
I was recently asked how we choose the varieties of plants we grow. So I thought I’d share how we determine who’s a Hit and who’s a Miss. The average gardener’s mailbox starts filling up with loads of seed catalogs in early January. When you grow plants for a living you can multiply that number… Read More.
The first tree swallows returned today! In our house it’s akin to the anticipation before Christmas day…. minus the stress. While you can count on Christmas always returning on December 25th, the tree swallows don’t give us an exact date. It just makes our anticipation all the more exciting. In early March we start watching… Read More.
Peonies still take my breath away every spring! Despite their sweet and delicate appearance, peonies are one of the hardiest perennials you can grow. They don’t have a huge amount of rules for success, just give them plenty of sun, well drained soil, and a bit of organic fertilizer and they’ll reward you with blooms… Read More.
With Valentine’s day here I was thinking about how many flowers refer to love or to the the heart in their names. If you ask me the Victorians took it too an extreme with the whole language of flowers thing. Each flower had a specific meaning you were trying to communicate to the person you… Read More.
This is a super yummy salad that’s been a family favorite for years. We love Mayo, but if you don’t you could top with something else. Layered Pea Salad Print Prep time 20 mins Total time 20 mins Author: Shannon Recipe type: Salad Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 head leaf lettuce 3 cups… Read More.