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
Think about your own landscape. If it is an outlying part of yourself, what does it reflect about your mood and feelings? Controlled and manicured? Wild and wooly? Relaxed and comfortable? Unsure or confused? Where are you at today? Where were you a year ago? 5 years ago? 10 years ago? Where do you want to be this season? We are not static. As my youngest son said to be the first time he ate spaghetti sauce on his noodles,…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 then somehow you discover the joy of growing your own 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…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