How to create a more drought tolerant garden

May 3, 2016

Prepare now, or wilt later… If you live and garden in the Pacific Northwest, like we do, you no doubt recall that last summer was one like no other that we can remember.  And it’s true, May through July 2015 was the driest period on record and we had the hottest June and July on… Read more >

Part 2 – How to Cultivate Healthy Soil in Your Landscape

June 19, 2015

Happy soil, happy life. Hey, remember this post about the importance of healthy soil in your garden? Well now I’m going to tell you how to cultivate that soil. Remember: bad things happen when you treat soil like dirt. If we work alongside Mother Nature to create a balanced ecosystem in the soil of our… Read more >

What to do with all those leaves?

November 18, 2014

Treasuring Fall’s Secret Riches It happens each and every year. The temperatures outside give us a break from summer, dip down pleasantly, and our trees and shrubs treat us to an amazing array of vibrant autumn colors. There’s nothing quite like enjoying that first fire in the fireplace while gazing out the windows at the… Read more >

Composting Bins: An Option For Everyone

September 3, 2013

There are a great number of choices in types of compost drums, and it’s worth exploring all the options in order to narrow down your selection.  You’ll have the choice of purchasing a ready-made compost drum or if you’re more of a Do-it-Yourselfer, you can build your own basic drum. Keeping it Simple If you… Read more >

Different Types of Composting: Which Method is Right for You?

August 29, 2013

Earlier in the week we shared a post about composting basics.  While composting is pretty basic, there are a few different methods to consider. There are essentially three types of composting; Aerobic composting, Anaerobic composting and Vermicomposting.  Each has its own set of requirements and benefits. Aerobic Composting: This form of composting is achieved by… Read more >