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 >

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 >

Composting Basics: How to Create Your Very Own “Black Gold”

August 27, 2013

We live in Seattle, the word “composting” may as well be synonymous with “recycling”.  We do love our compost here.  You’ve decided join the garden fanatic masses, see what all the fuss is about and start a compost bin!  Not only will it produce a rich mixture of what I affectionately call, “black gold”, that’s sure to help your… Read more >