Search
Close this search box.

Your Cart

No products in the cart.

Search
Close this search box.

Your Cart

No products in the cart.

Solving common garden problems, from pests to weeds

Thank you to long-time sponsor Troy-Bilt for partnering with me on this post. As usual, all words and ideas are my own. Let’s be honest, every yard and garden has its problems, and, especially at this time a lot of people are trying to solve them. We’re spending more time at home, and noticing all […]

Compost 101 (Just do it)

compost

In a very random Instagram moment over the weekend—a hastily shot story made while practically running past the compost as I dashed around trying to get a few jobs done before it rained—I showed an exciting compost-related development: a second bin! OK, very few things related to compost can possibly be classified as exciting, but […]

To become a better gardener, start by being a curious gardener

lee reich vegetable garden

I read most of Lee Reich’s book The Ever Curious Gardener in an unlikely place: on a Florida beach with my toes in the sand. I think Lee would be the first to tell you his book is not your typical beach read but there I was, in between dips in a very warm gulf, […]

4 TIPS FOR USING A CHIPPER-SHREDDER

I spent many, many hours dealing with leaves last weekend. I say “dealing with” because removing the leaves from the lawn and getting them to their final resting place involves a series of machines and every once in awhile an actual human-powered rake. My method mostly involves using our lawn tractor to mulch and bag […]

10 SPRING JOBS TO GET YOUR GARDEN IN GEAR

I love a good to-do list. For the most part, April is the first real opportunity to get back in the garden in this area and although this week is cold and wet, soon it’ll be time to clean up the yard. So in honor of tomorrow being April and my love of to-do lists, […]

A BUSY AND HOT TIME IN THE GARDEN

Sorry I’ve been blogging so intermittently lately; things are busier than I would like and I have been working on this week’s window box post for a really long time! Anyway, allow me to catch you up on what’s happening. First off, the most exciting thing to happen in my garden perhaps ever. Do you […]

A COMPOST CONUNDRUM

One of the trees we took down in our latest round of tree trimming and (dead tree) removal was an evergreen that the compost bin was located next to. Even though the only thing that shielded the bin was a (rather large) bare trunk, it somehow made the placement of the compost bin make sense. […]