This year, both my grandmothers have passed. The one who taught me to plant, and the other who taught me not to worry too much about the weeds. They both showed me that, even in a messy garden, edible flowers abound. Because as Francis Hodgson Burnett wrote in her classic novel, The Secret Garden, “If you look at it the right way, the whole world is a garden.”
Whether you’re into guerrilla gardening or just need a great Mother’s Day gift, these clay seed bombs are an easy DIY. This is also a fun family or school project. The kids love the big mess they can make and you can enjoy the great conversations you will have about the importance of growing your own food and planting flowers for the bees. Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”
As a gardener who enjoys flowers and bees more than I enjoy pulling weeds, I’m very happy to share with you my favorite ground cover plants for pollinators and people. These are sure to please! Continue reading “Ground Cover Plants for Pollinators”
Have you heard of The Herbal Academy’s new online resource for all things herbal? Here is our review of Herbarium and what every herb lover can expect to find there.
Continue reading “Herbarium – A Review of HANE’s New Site”
We have our first snow of the season coming this week and I’m so far behind in the garden. I scrambled to get my DIY Winter Plant Protection over my sage plants today. Learn a few tricks from our ancestors on how to protect herbs and tender perennials. The best part? It’s cheap! Continue reading “DIY Winter Plant Protection”
I’ve been thinning my beets lately, picking out the extra beet sprouts so that the ones left behind can grow big and fat. Our strawberries are going like gangbusters, too, so it was natural that the two harvests should end up blended together. I gathered my apron around my garden treasures and went into the kitchen to prepare a beet greens salad with strawberry dressing. Continue reading “Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing”
A very good question was posed to me lately – “What do I do with all this mint?!” Come learn how to grow it, how to contain it and how to use. Mint: the herb every gardener loves to hate. Continue reading “Got Mint?”
Have you been thinking about switching out your lawn for an edible garden instead? Let Edible Estates help you learn to grow your own food. You don’t need lots of space, just lots of inspiration and information.
Herbs with purple flowers have always had a fascination for me. Borage is a great example, despite its less than romantic name. Turns out that it has many uses in the garden and on the homestead.