An Earth-Friendly Way to Kill Grass

When you want to build a new garden, the first step is to get rid of the grass. Using old newspaper is an effective, earth-friendly tool to use for smothering unwanted grass. Using newspaper to kill the grass will block the sunlight, provide a barrier to hinder the growth, and will decompose in a matterContinue reading “An Earth-Friendly Way to Kill Grass”

2022 Plant Recommendations

Overwhelmed by the varieties of seeds and plants in the catalogs? Check out this list of our tried-and-true garden favorites. The seed catalogs are flowing in and it feels so good to start planning for next year’s garden. If you’re new to gardening or in need of some fresh ideas, scroll through this list ofContinue reading “2022 Plant Recommendations”

Top 20 Photos from the 2021 Garden

The gardens are finally resting after a productive and beautiful season. Enjoy a tour of the gardens by scrolling through 20 of our favorite moments. 20 Coreopsis, Lance-Leaf June This plant came from a wildflower seed mixture that was given to us. 19 Lonicera, Major Wheeler July I planted this Lonicera (Honeysuckle) in the springContinue reading “Top 20 Photos from the 2021 Garden”

My First Garden Wasn’t a Garden at All

Last month when I finished up my second garden addition of 2021, I was reminded of the first garden I ever built. Do you remember your first garden? I didn’t actually grow anything in that first garden, but it was my own design and my own little piece of land to take care of. OneContinue reading “My First Garden Wasn’t a Garden at All”

The Best Way to Control Garden Weeds

Let’s get real. We’re about 3 weeks past our frost date in our zone, and I know some of you might be ready to throw in the towel. I saw several brand new gardens last weekend that were about to be completely consumed in weeds, so you’re not alone. Remember how you carefully chose yourContinue reading “The Best Way to Control Garden Weeds”

The Time We Almost Had a Pet Rabbit

Just call me Fern. You know, Fern from Charlotte’s Web. I grew up on a farm and loved our animals. Our family raised pigs, and over the years we had a dog, a few stubborn calves and a bunch of cats. One summer, we had 23 barn cats on our farm– all adored, named, andContinue reading “The Time We Almost Had a Pet Rabbit”

July 2019 | A Good Garden May Have Some Weeds

We went on a camping trip at the end of May and weeds TOOK OVER while we were gone. It took me a MONTH to catch up to the point where the garden looked respectable. Mostly quickgrass, crabgrass, purslane and the occasional dandelion. Fun fact about purslane– it can produce over 2,000,000 seeds per plant.Continue reading “July 2019 | A Good Garden May Have Some Weeds”