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...

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,...

So Many Plants, So Little Time

Like most gardeners in the Midwest I have been waiting, and waiting and waiting for the cold damp rainy, even freezy, Spring to give way to a more mild mannered, happy to be here, Spring. Finally we...

Front Yard Garden Design

I did the design for this new front yard garden and installed it last year at this time, when it was still pretty cold and wet. The front yard was a soggy mess with a slope spilling mud and water on...

Spring in to . . . Summer

We are well in to Spring now, finally!! By now most of us have cleaned up the garden,  put in some annuals, started our veggie gardens, and maybe even trimmed a bush or two.  If you haven't had...