Simple Solutions

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Photography
framing the garden scarecrow

I love green peas.¬† Big fat English shelling peas.¬† Unfortunately the birds love the young sprouts and I have tried all sorts of tricks to keep them off my little crop. This year I finally listened to my father’s advice and built a scarecrow. Thomas Jefferson had a contest every year with his gardening buddies [...]

Recession Gardens

– Posted in: Edible Organic Gardens, Garden Design

Victory gardens are so last century. Now, according to CNN, at least, the time has come for “recession gardens.” CNN.com picked up a story for their web site from user-generated¬†ireport.com on ‘Recession gardens’ trim grocery bills, teach lessons. I doubt that the stats on the increased interest in gardening will be a surprise to any [...]

GBDW – Incorporating Edibles Wrap-Up

– Posted in: Garden Design

Not much interest in gardening with edibles, apparently -or at least, a less-than-ideal season for the topic – so a brief final post for this month’s Design Workshop. Thanks to those who were able to share links, and to those who’ve been reading them. Maybe we’ll try this topic again during the next growing season! [...]