Monthly Archives: December 7, 2016

Shade Gardening

Shade Gardening

Shade gardens are all about filling dark corners; think dappled leaves rustling in a cool breeze, and the scent of damp earth in mid-Summer heat. Is It Worth The Bother? Most shaded spots are easy to ignore. They’re damp. They’re dark. They even harbor green soil and the odd patch of moss. We avert our… Read more

Tips on Composting

Tips on Composting

Right now organic gardening is a trendy subject. The very terms compost and humus are enough to gain a body entree into the right parties. Hot. Cold. Active. Passive. Let’s not get crazy. It’s all just rotting vegetable matter in one form or another. I’m not about to go into a dissertation on the joys… Read more

Landscaping, Garden Design, & Other Urban Myths

Landscaping, Garden Design, & Other Urban Myths

In a highly scientific survey taken recently from a random sampling comprised of myself, my neighbor, and four co-workers who garden, I have drawn the conclusion that the importance of Garden Design… (please note the capital letters) is vastly over-rated. Mind you, this is nothing short of heresy among gardening purists. Purists however, are generally… Read more