Wabi-Sabi Gardening: Managing vs Maintaining Your Landscape

March 16, 2018

Wabi-Sabi, an idea found throughout Zen Buddhism, can be described as “beauty in imperfection” and the concept can be applied to many different parts of our lives, including gardening. Gardens that incorporate the theme of wabi-sabi typically include both natural and man-made materials with organic forms. Plants are chosen so that you can see the… Read more >

Garden Hack of the Month: Perennial Fruits & Veggies

March 7, 2018

We all love our perennial flowers because we can get them planted and established and then they continue to bloom year after year without a ton of fuss. But what about the fruits and veggies in your garden? We spend a lot of time amending the soil, sowing seeds, watering, keeping pests (and our furry… Read more >

Lady Bug Garden Hack of the Month: Love Bugs

February 14, 2018

You know who could you use a little love this Valentine’s Day? Those little bugs and insects out in your chilly garden right now! In one way or another, most of those love bugs are doing great things for your garden and ecosystem. Some insects, like dragonflies, ground beetles, and ladybugs, will help control the… Read more >

Before, During, and After Sheet Mulching Garden Hack of the Month: Sheet Mulching

November 15, 2017

Although we’ve seen plenty of rain and wind the past couple of weeks, it’s a good time to think about any changes you’d like to make to your garden before the nice weather returns in Spring and Summer. A big change that many people are starting to make is getting rid of lawn area, as… Read more >

Weeping Alaskan False Cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow') Photo Courtesy of The Tree Center Small Trees – Big Interest

September 8, 2017

If you have a smaller yard to work with but want to add in some height with trees, it can be tough to find ones that won’t outgrow their space and take over. There are many deciduous and evergreen trees to choose from that will stay small, but still provided plenty of year round interest… Read more >