Swiss chard and sweet alyssum make a beautiful combination in the edible landscape. But this combination goes beyond “pretty”. Sweet alyssum is a workhorse, helping to grow a more productive landscape with less work.
Mulching is an essential component of the garden that is often overlooked, but can save time in the long run. Find out what mulch is, how to mulch properly, and the various types of mulch.
Modern homesteading is the act of transforming a household from a unit of consumption to a unit of production. Here are 5 reasons why homesteaders in the suburbs are making the switch.
Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, you probably have memories of running around with childlike glee and catching them in a jar as a kid. Find out how they can benefit the garden and how to protect this endangered species.
The goal of a good design is to unify a space by providing blocks of color or texture that capture or direct the viewer’s eye. It is one of the most basic landscape design principles. Find out how to do it in your landscape in this post, and attract beneficial insects, too!
The vision of a backyard vegetable garden conjures up visions of rectangular raised beds in full sun. Learning the basics of an edible forest garden helped me learn how to grow lots of produce in a sloping, shady, not-ideal-for-gardening, backyard.
Growing garlic is easy, but many people wonder when to harvest and how to store garlic. I share my tips in this article.
Thyme is a common herb in the herb garden. Here are six reasons why you should add thyme to your garden.