Category: Garden

This category is all about sustainable and organic garden ideas to dirty the knees and cleanse the soul.

Ornamental Edible Beet Beta vulgaris

Growing Ornamental Edible Beets (Beta vulgaris)

Beets are one of my favorite ornamental edible plants. They make excellent ground covers, beautiful container plants, and of course, brilliant living wall gardens. Incredibly easy to grow from seed or vegetative plant, it...

Living Wall Culinary Kitchen Garden With Vegetables

How To Grow a Living Wall Kitchen Garden

It is time to grow a living wall my friends. Grow a Living Wall; Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose, is my latest book. Below are a few tips excerpted from Grow a Living Wall...

How to prune a knockout rose feature photo

How To Prune A Shrub Rose Infographic

Shrub roses, especially Knockout roses, are particularly easy to grow. Below is a fantastic super easy infographic to help you figure out the pruning task.  Go forth and prune those knockouts!

Heart Shaped Tomatoes Veggie Mold

How To Grow Heart and Star Vegetables

When I first saw star and heart shaped vegetable and fruit slices I thought they were fake, but I bit into one and whadyaknow IT WAS REAL! Amazing. I wanted to try out the...

Church with a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden at Church

Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and houses of worship of every various sort; these are the places you will find miles and miles of grass. Grass is by far the largest cash crop in the...

Colorful Living Wall Vertical Wall Garden on Fence

Grow A Living Wall With No Weeds

This February is very exciting for me – my latest book, Grow a Living Wall; Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose, is off the presses and ready for retail sale. Hooray! Grow a Living Wall...

Park Bench Installed

Saving the Park Bench

I’ve had two benches out for many years now and find they’ve greatly enhanced the community experience. My “kick ass green” park bench (right) had its slats pulled out by a person or persons...

Garden Books for Holiday Gifts

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas – Garden Books

This year has been an amazing year for good garden reading. The garden books included in the post I read with interest and thought you might like them. Below (in no particular order) is...

Bee Preserver Glass Ball Photographed by Christina Salwitz

Holiday Gift Idea – Glass Bee Preservers

Glass bee preservers from Glass Gardens NW are a great holiday or Christmas gift idea. Attracting honey bees to your garden is a good idea if you would like better pollination of your flower...