February on the Farm

February 22, 2017

From snow to solar… I wrote last month telling you about my transition to our 5-acre mini farm. Our previous garden (and house) is now pending sale. We are slowly adjusting to life at the farm and seem to discover something new about the property every day. In the month of February, we’ve experienced some snow… Read more >

Where does your water go?

February 9, 2017

The warming weather has turned our frozen gardens into spongy goo again and has us thinking about drainage. The rain and melting snow can cause you to question: where should all of that water be going? Other than the giant puddle you formerly called your garden. Proper drainage is always important but in the winter… Read more >

Transitioning to farm life

January 27, 2017

Growing and shrinking pains It all started with a dog. A 6-month-old Staffordshire terrier mix from Texas that we adopted in September 2015. You might say it was an attempt to fill a void, or to quell the sudden quiet and cleanliness of our house that was the result of my daughter fleeing the nest… Read more >

Lady Bug Help Your Garden Kick the Energy Drink Habit

January 25, 2017

Looking for a new year’s resolution that’s good for you and the environment? We have the answer! Help your garden kick the energy drink habit! Using synthetic products is like consuming an energy drink. Short term, your garden will look and feel energized but over time it will start to lose that vigor and will… Read more >

Plants for Garden Styles: Northwest

October 28, 2016

The northwest garden style includes many different aspects including asymmetry, year-round interest, and using native plants and a mix of woody and perennial plants. Asymmetrical landscape designs have a more natural, casual feel which is why they fit in so nicely in the northwest landscape. Having a mix of woody and perennial plants along with… Read more >