Water Wise Gardening

March 29, 2019

Although we’re in the middle of our rainy season, the summer will soon be here which means hot weather and dry conditions. Drought tolerant plants are a biggie in water wise gardening, but so is mulching, watering, and the soil you use along with many other factors. By implementing just a few of these changes… Read more >

Garden Hack of the Month: Soil Testing

November 16, 2018

Have you ever had a harder time than normal getting plants to grow in your garden or notice that certain spots help plants flourish more than other places? These results could be due to what’s in your soil. If you’ve had problem areas or you’re just interested in getting your soil tested, you have quite… Read more >

Plants for the Prairie Garden Style

September 28, 2018

The Prairie garden style is usually characterized by swaths of grasses, horizontally structured plants, and repetition. This style is inspired by the open and flat mid-west landscape and its characteristics are used to bring attention to the relationship between the sky and landscape. This Prairie style lends itself well to bigger gardens but that doesn’t… Read more >

Garden Hack of the Month: Cover Crops for Vegetable Gardens

September 14, 2018

While we still have a little more time to harvest any leftover veggies, it’s a good time to start thinking about and planting cover crops. Cover crops can be planted after harvest in later summer-early fall to help improve the soil’s fertility and nutrients. They also help with soil erosion and reduce the number of… Read more >

The Dog Days of Summer

August 29, 2018

Since my last post in late winter so much has changed. When you live on a farm with animals that seems to be the norm and in my case it is no exception. Just as the seasons transition so does life, and on a farm that cycle seems to be sped up. You may remember Sherman,… Read more >