Still waiting… (It’s spring, but doesn’t feel like it yet)
March 21, 2023
Spring has sprung, but progress has slowed. I waited all winter for March. Now it’s here and all I want is for it to be April. Slow progress isn’t no progress, though, and I’ve been battling rabbits, coaxing seedlings to life, and smothering sod for a new bed.
Wintry mix: first signs of spring
February 16, 2023
Welcome 2023! It may not seem like it now, but spring is on the way. I kickoff the new season with a recap of what I’ve been doing since I last posted in December, and what I’m planning for the new year.
Saving pollinators, one yard at a time
December 15, 2022
Recently I happened upon this article from the New York Times. “They Fought the Law. And the Lawn Lost” describes a Maryland couple’s fight against their homeowners’ association over their pollinator garden. Guess what happened?
Certifiable: Why you should get a sign for your garden
November 8, 2022
People are more likely to appreciate native plantings if they recognize that they’re intentional. For this reason, experts recommend presenting unfamiliar plantings with familiar elements, called “cues to care.”
Dig, till, smother: removing sod for a new bed
October 18, 2022
Everybody loves the idea of a secret garden, but I’m not exactly sure what one is. What makes a garden secret? How is that different from private? My husband says ours is almost a secret garden because it’s in back and passers-by don’t realize we have such a profusion of flowers and wildlife back here. That’s about to change, though.
Pollen count: ways to beat seasonal allergies
September 14, 2022
Fall planting season is underway, and I’ve ordered a passel of plants to pick up at Saturday’s Missouri Prairie Foundation plant sale–but I can barely bring myself to think about them, I’m so tired. I have seasonal allergies. Maybe you do, too?