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”

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”

Building Our Gardens

I’ve been squeezing in some garden planning for next spring. I’ve been going over my plans and notes from the last couple of years– laughing at failures and making improvements. 2016 I had big goals for our first garden. Speaking of making improvements, before I could plant the garden of my December 2016 dreams, weContinue reading “Building Our Gardens”