Native Wildflowers for Spring and Early Summer Shade Gardens

Native Wildflowers for Spring and Early Summer Shade Gardens

Planting a mix of different perennials is the secret to creating a shady garden that looks its best over a long season—whether you are growing wildflowers or a mix of native and non-native plants. A good mix ensures a progression of flowers, since different plants emerge and bloom at different times. Be sure to include […]

Organic Gardening Guidelines for Beginners

Organic Gardening Guidelines for Beginners

How to Site and Prepare Your Organic Vegetable Garden Deciding where your garden is going to be located and preparing the area for planting are the first two critical steps towards building a healthy and productive organic garden. Sunlight vs. Shade While some cool-weather crops may benefit from a little shade from the hot summer […]

Garden Design Tips: Help for the Design-Challenged

Garden Design Tips: Help for the Design-Challenged

If you’re an organized left-brain type, you know how to go about designing a garden. You get out the graph paper and the tape measure, and perhaps some garden-planning software and go through it step-by-step. But what if the sight of a tape measure and graph paper makes you break out in hives? Can you […]