Have you started to think about your garden in geographical terms? Aside from the zone you are gardening in, what are the micro-climates in your garden? Areas sheltered by trees, buildings, or other structures may be warmer and ideal locations for less hardy plants. Low-lying areas may create boggy or marsh-like conditions – perfect for plants that like to have “wet feet.” What is the composition of your soil? Is it heavy and clayish? Loamy or sandy? Is your soil…Read More
As I was preparing for today’s show, I kept thinking about this quote from John Burrows: “… One’s own landscape comes in time to be a sort of outlying part of himself; he has sowed himself broadcast upon it, and it reflects his own moods and feelings; he is sensitive to the verge of the horizon: cut those trees, he bleeds; mar those hills, and he suffers.” Think about your own landscape. What does it reflect about your mood…Read More
What are you curious about in your garden? What are you hoping to learn this season? You might be signed up for something you didn’t plan to learn. Maybe you’ve always been a flower gardener, but you somehow discover the joy of growing your garlic. Last year, you grew your own tomatoes to great success. This season, you may question why you even bothered. Maybe you didn’t like pulling weeds for your mom, and now she’s gone, and you suddenly…Read More
Today is April 1st. It’s the perfect day to start a brand new gardening podcast.
April is derived from the word aperit- which means to open.
Yet, every Prince fan, or northern gardener, knows that, sometimes it snows in April.
So, April flowers should take heed; open at your own risk.Read More