Kohlrabi is one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden. I had never grown kohlrabi until a few years ago when one of my neighbors introduced me to it. Since then, it’s been a staple in my garden. Continue ReadingRead More »
Last fall, I planted four different types of garlic in my garden: French Rocambole, Persian Star, Music and Polish hardneck. I spread it out over two raised beds and then planted a few extra in my ornamental gardens. I think it was a tweet from Niki that led me to request a garlic list from Al Picketts at Eureka Garlic, a grower based in Prince Edward Island. Now that it’s time to harvest said garlic, I thought Al would be the perfect person to provide a few garlic-harvesting tips.
I spent last Friday night touring some amazing gardens in a gorgeous area about 20 minutes from my home. My husband said it was like Halloween for adults. The weather was perfect and we walked up and down the streets seeing gorgeous gardens as our treat. The tricks were the tips that I got from other people’s creative outdoor spaces. Things I tucked away to incorporate into my own space in some way.
Evelyn Hadden wants you to rethink your lawn. She is the founder of lesslawn.com and a founding member of the Lawn Reform Coalition, a resource for ecologically sound lawns and lawn alternatives. Evelyn is also the author of four books including Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives (Timber Press, 2012) and Apprentice to a Garden: A new urban gardener goes wild (LessLawn Press, 2013).
In a previous post about the incredible diversity of North America’s ladybug species, I shared a few images of the adult ladybugs I found in my own suburban back yard. Today, I would like to share some pictures of ladybug larvae. It’s important to be able to identify them to avoid accidental harm.Read More »
Every time I see a garden full of beautiful art, it makes me want to add more art into my gardens. But garden art can be very expensive to buy. I have a few pieces of art in my garden that I love, and I made them out of old junk. I’m always looking for new ideas and ways I can add more. Continue ReadingRead More »