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The kitchen is a great place to begin collecting valuable items to add to a compost bin v.s. paying for the privilege of having it hauled away!

Lasagna Gardening

Feb. 17, 2011 No Comments Posted under: Projects

Lasagna Gardening under trees adds garden interst…keeping the added material no deeper than 4-6 inches so the tree roots can continue to get much needed oxygen.

Flag Berm

If limited to a single device to lend excitement to yard and garden, choose the berm…it can assume any form from a gentle knoll to a dramatic hill.

Heritage Garden

Mar. 18, 2010 No Comments Posted under: Projects

Heritage Garden

Heritage Garden…designing plants that were in a different zone, yet were similar to Mom’s garden was the most fun…remembering the Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts, and the Virginia Blue Bells…and of course the tall purple flocks, plus the rose shrubs. On a berm, one must use scale diligently as a gentle garden doesn’t speak of confusion or contain pushy “take-over” plants.

Lasagna Gardens

Mar. 18, 2010 No Comments Posted under: Gardening Tips

A method of layering to create a garden without out digging or tilling, the weeds are minimal and the plants are healthy and happy!