Learn how pairing Swiss chard with sweet alyssum combines beauty and function to contribute to a low-maintenance and ecologically rich edible landscape.
Mulching is an essential component of an ecologically rich permaculture garden. Here are five types of mulch, as well as when and how to apply them.
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 valuable herb with culinary and medicinal benefits. But that’s not all! Check out these six reasons to grow thyme in your herb garden.