Up until the 1950s, white clover was included in every lawn seed mixture and having a lush, clover-infused lawn was thing of pride—especially for farmers. These days, with the heavy usage of lawn weed killers, clover is seen as an enemy of turf grass.
Fresh Ripe Fig I was really happy this morning to find a generous handful of fresh figs ripe and ready for us to enjoy. Have you ever feasted upon a fresh fig? I must confess that I never had, until I picked the first one one from our own tree. A ...
People around the U.S. are increasingly bringing the “green” back to their neighborhoods. In addition to initiatives like Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) and environmental education through the schools, residents are starting to focus much of their attention on building long-lasting landmarks such as community gardens.
If you enjoy peeking into other people’s gardens, you’ll be happy to hear the garden tour season officially kicks off with “Spokane in Bloom” on Saturday. Put on by the Inland Empire Gardeners, it will feature eight stunning Spokane Valley gardens. Since there’s so much to see, visitors should walk particularly slowly through Karol and Todd Startzel’s garden to avoid missing anything.
The Farmer's Garden is an online place to make in-person connections between gardeners across the US. Gardeners and want-to-be gardeners can search and post free classified ads to share excess homegrown produce, garden tools, or gardening space with people in their area. Food banks can post wanted classifieds for surplus food. This will enable more people to have access to home gardens and healthier food. The Farmer's Garden wants to build community, one tomato at a time.
Indiana-based energy company NiSource has taken a big step in discriminatory hiring practices. It was reported earlier this year that a man who had been offered a job with the company had that offer rescinded when it was discovered he was a homeschool graduate. Since that story was reported, NiSource has doubled down on their position, telling the Home School Legal Defense Association that their policy is "firm". They will not be considering homeschool education a valid form of education, and will not hire graduates relying on homeschool diplomas.
Happy Father’s Day to “Big Daddy.” Creator and founding partner of the “Oui Theory.” The “Qui Theory” was discovered on a Sunday afternoon in Texas. Big Daddy was retired and I worked full time. We had over 200 roses, so after working in the garden all of Saturday, I said on Sunday, “Why don’t we…
When asked to suggest just one perennial for a beginning gardener to start with, my answer is always the same — daylily. No other perennial is easier to grow and comes in so many different colors, patterns, forms, and sizes. June is prime daylily time. The big reason we have so many daylilies is that no perennial I know of […]