Gardening with Herbs

Herbs in the garden are magical to me. They certainly give more than they take because they're so very easy to grow. They attract pollinators, which increases the bounty in your veggie garden. Their...

Plentiful Pollinators

A few years ago I designed the Pollinator Garden Beds at our local community garden. The spot used to be a baseball field for a grade school. The soil was sand over compacted clay soil.  In...

At Long Last – Summer !!

Summer became official here June 21st, and it looks like Mother Nature got the memo because we finally have warmer temps here in Illinois. The gardens here are actually still recovering from a rough...

The Winter Garden

The leafless time of year is actually a good time to assess your garden. You can plainly see what is working for you and what is not. A good garden plan considers your view for every season. Sure,...

June Blooms are Worth the Wait!

Like what you See? Well you too can have a yard full of color that blooms year after year after year.  This photo was taken 2 weeks ago just before the official opening of summer, June 21st.  The...