There is something alluring about planting in containers. Besides allowing for gardening in unlikely places, it invites a different level of creativity. However, there are some things to keep in mind to get optimal satisfaction. 1. Choose plants with similar light and water needs. 2. Make sure your containers drain. Ideally, buy containers that already […]

In the spring time, it is natural to think about planting flowers and vegetables, but it is also a good time to think about planting evergreens. While any shrub or tree gives some year round form to the landscape, nothing does it as uniformly as an evergreen. Before everything has burst into color, it is […]

You have caught me at a bit of word play here. The word radical’s first definition in the dictionary is “from the roots, going to the foundation of something, basic.” Raised beds are a basic gardening concept that are easy if you just keep in mind a few foundational ideas. Let’s group the discussion into these categories: […]

Let me be perfectly honest with you. I don’t get everything completely harvested. Whether it be over planting for our household needs or unexpected illness, there is always something that inhibits my ideal harvest results. But every year, I keep trying and refining my approach, always getting a little closer to satisfaction. Some of this […]