Espaliers

An espalier can bring any plain wall or fence to life by adding color, texture, smell  and many other elements. You may be asking what exactly is an espalier? It is a French word that derives from the Italian spalliera meaning to rest on (more specifically a shoulder:...

Easy Herb Borders

Everyone has space to grow herbs. They are fairly easy to grow, even in the smallest of spaces, and produce aromatic scents and striking foliage. Traditionally used for their kitchen and medicinal values, herbs are now being used to create playful forms in gardens...

Shade Grown Veggies

Growing your own vegetables is a satisfying and rewarding task. Especially today with store bought produce being littered with chemicals to get on store shelves as fast as possible to make a profit. When talking about growing your own vegetables: tomatoes, peppers,...

Attract Bees to Enjoy a Larger Harvest

If your edible plants aren’t producing the harvest you would like, it could be lack of flower pollination.  Flowers that have not been pollinated will not seed, set or form fruit. By adding flowering plants that produce lots of pollen and nectar, you will attract the...

What to Do with Too Much Fruit?

If you have a citrus or stone fruit tree in your garden, you may be wondering what to do with the harvest that exceeds what you and your family can consume. You could get to know your neighbors and start a fruit exchange or participate in an exchange that already...

Make Your Own Tea Garden

Growing your own plants for herbal tea is quite easy.  All of the plants mentioned below can be grown in pots or in the ground in a full or partially sunny location.  Plant in well drained soil and water regularly until established and you will be on your way to your...