Tag Archive: backyard

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Critiquing I will Go; More on Raised Beds

I went on a garden tour yesterday. It was put on by the landscape architect who initially designed our yard. Six homeowners opened their gardens to strangers to raise money for several wonderful… Continue reading

Yin/Yang: Raised Beds

ground raised up high humus dark rich and ready nourishing planted life Sometimes to fully connect with something, it is essential to step away from the doing of it, and instead focus on the… Continue reading

That’s Amore: Lasagna Gardening

When the moon hits your eye Like a big pizza pie, that’s amore That’s amore When the world seems to shine Like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore . . . Sing… Continue reading

A Necessary Evil: Guidelines for Roto-Tilling

A Necessary Evil is defined as: Something that is undesirable but must be accepted.  Like Taxes, Government, War, Work, Marriage, or Roto-tilling.  If you must roto-till, then here are some guidelines to help minimize… Continue reading

16 Tons and What Do You Get? Double-Digging

Double-Digging. For those of you not quite familiar with double-digging, let me fill you in. Double-digging is a dirty, sweaty, tiring, backbreaking way to prepare your garden bed for planting. I hate thinking… Continue reading

March Wind-Down

A last word (for now) about companion plantings: If you have relied heavily in the past on store-bought fertilizers and pesticides to keep your garden in check, and want to get away from… Continue reading