Monthly Archive: February, 2014

Hey Man, Mulch Is Where Its At: Can You Dig It

Mulch is Groovy.  The late, great folk artist Pete Seeger even sang a song about Mulch called the Garden Song.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u90qRE2F7CM) Back in the day (waaaaaaaay back), when there were marches for civil rights,… Continue reading

Can I have a Glass of Water? Please, Please, Pretty Please? No. Now Go to Bed: Tough Love for Your Plants

There is an emotional connection to our plants.  We plant them, feed them, water them, clean-up after them and worry about their growth and development – sometimes it seems a lot like what… Continue reading

And Then There’s The Rest: More Watering Hierarchy

There is some debate over what to water next after the Tree. I think that ultimately, it depends on whether your focus is on food crops or on the landscape, the ease of replacement,… Continue reading

Its Good to Be King: Watering Hierarchy

It’s a cruel, cruel world out there – at least it is in your garden when water usage is restricted.  All those beautiful trees, plants, vegetables and lawns need watering if they are… Continue reading

Hot Hot Hot: Finding Relief from the Drought

“Me mind on fire — Me soul on fire — Feeling hot hot hot” are not just lyrics to the catchy one-hit wonder by Buster Poindexter.  Its also what we’ll be thinking (and our… Continue reading

B-e A-g-g-r-e-s-s-i-v-e, But Not Too Aggressive: Planting and Control of A Cover Crop

In order to get the most benefit from a cover crop for your soil, you have to plant it, cultivate it, and then, when its looking so lush, lovely and full of blooms,… Continue reading