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Dandelion Delights

Foraging spring eats from beyond the garden

Odd as it may seem to the “weed police” of modern North American lawns, for hundreds of years Dandelions were – and still are -used for food and medicine throughout the world.  The leaves, blooms and roots all have value in the arena of healing and nutrition. The greens and flowers are seen as gourmet, not survival foods…. the French have a Cream of Dandelion soup! Continue reading Dandelion Delights

Air Plants…easy, artsy, fun…for every level of gardener

Air Plants are funky, fun and trending right now! Air Plants (Tillandsia genus) live on air in the sense that they pull moisture and nutrients from the air through their leaves, rather than from soil. They do not possess true roots, but root-like structures that help them anchor to trees and rocks. Many have colored foliage or interesting blooms and often the leaves mature from green to red before flowering and then dying. Continue reading Air Plants…easy, artsy, fun…for every level of gardener

Reviving Your Lawn

After a long hot summer, your lawn that was once green and lush may have taken a bit of dive.   Don’t let that brown get you down.  Here are a few tips to get your lawn back to its original glory without having to start completely over.    Start by identifying what is doing the damage and then establish a plan to get your lawn back into tip top shape.
Insects and diseases can cause damage to the lawn.  Take a look at the grass as well as what is below the surface in the roots.   There may be treatments available to eradicate the pest or disease that is damaging your lawn. Continue reading Reviving Your Lawn

Style & Substance: Gardens with a Deep Nurturing Purpose

Gardens have always been designed for beauty or sustenance, but in the past few decades garden styles that offer more focused nurturing of our planet and its inhabitants have become popular, and with good reason. These are garden styles that help support and nurture our ecosystem and us as its inhabitants. They take things beyond beautiful blooms, tasty tomatoes, and herbal infusions. Continue reading Style & Substance: Gardens with a Deep Nurturing Purpose

Style & Substance: Gardens with a Deep Nurturing Purpose

Gardens have always been designed for beauty or sustenance, but in the past few decades garden styles that offer more focused nurturing of our planet and its inhabitants have become popular, and with good reason. These are garden styles that help support and nurture our ecosystem and us as its inhabitants. They take things beyond beautiful blooms, tasty tomatoes, and herbal infusions. Continue reading Style & Substance: Gardens with a Deep Nurturing Purpose