What is Dry Farming?

June 12, 2019

Dry farming, also known as dryland farming, is a type of farming where crops are grown without supplemental irrigation (some often refer to dry farming as farms that don’t use municipal water, as well). Dry farming techniques have been used for years and can be implemented at both large and small scales. In dry farming,… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Birch Hybrid Bellflower

May 31, 2019

If you’ve ever been on our Facebook or Instagram feeds, you’ll know that this plant is no stranger to us. Birch Hybrid Bellflower (Campanula x ‘Birch Hybrid’) is a showy evergreen perennial that blooms over a long season from mid-spring through summer. The purple-blue flowers are cup shaped and cover almost the entire plant which… Read more >

What is Urban Farming?

May 17, 2019

Although it’s not a new concept, urban farming is becoming more and more of a trend each year, but what exactly is it? To put it simply, urban farming, or urban agriculture, is when you grow and produce food in a city or other heavily populated area, and you sell some or all of that… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Jack Frost Brunnera

May 10, 2019

Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’) is a herbaceous perennial that has green, heart shaped foliage overlaid with a silvery lacework pattern. Small, light blue flowers rise above the foliage and add even more color in the spring. This plant can be used en masse to create a bright groundcover or used as an… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Deer Fern

March 14, 2019

Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant) is an evergreen fern which is native to our area. It’s one of those immediately recognizable plants in our area due to its upward growing, reddish tinged fronds and black stems this time of year. It actually has 2 different kinds of fronds; the reproductive fronds, which are deciduous, and the… Read more >