Peg Bier is a local legend. She may be advanced in years, but she puts much younger gardeners to shame with her very large property. She speaks of her garden lovingly and shares how it has changed over the years to match the needs of her growing family. A fairy garden demonstrates how the garden… Continue reading The Garden of Peg Bier
One of the benefits of traveling is having time to read. I love to read, but struggle to find the time. I picked up a copy of Kylee Baumle’s book, The Monarch: Saving our Most-Loved Butterfly, at the Garden Bloggers Fling and couldn’t wait to dive in while waiting at the airport for the flight… Continue reading The Monarch: Saving our Most-Loved Butterfly – A Book Review
Fill a garden with annuals and perennials, create a garden for a season; plant a garden with trees, create a garden for the ages. Most people think about flowers first when planning a landscape but trees should be our first consideration. They are the largest plants in the landscape and have the greatest visual impact.… Continue reading Give Thanks for Trees
Pollinators and the flowers that attract them live together in a mutually beneficial relationship. Flowers attract pollinators to ensure pollination; pollinators seek out flowers for lunch. After a long winter, the first spring flowers emerge from the soil offering sustenance to early risers. To establish a resident pollinator population in the landscape, provide the earliest… Continue reading Plant Early Spring Bloomers for Pollinators
I think most of us enjoy the first snowfall of the season, the first time snowflakes float down from the heavens to blanket the landscape with white. As snow piles up, however, cheers for Mother Nature’s gift become less enthusiastic. The loudest cheers for snow come from the garden. Here’s why you may hear, “Give… Continue reading Let it snow for the garden!