My Tips For Preparing Your Garden For Winter; Do Less!

My Tips For Preparing Your Garden For Winter; Do Less!

Fall. The beginning of the end of my gardening season. Time for fall clean up and start preparing my garden for winter. Now days I clean up a lot less and I’m asking you to do the same when preparing your garden for winter (or a lot less where you can).  By leaving those perennial and grass seed heads alone, you are providing the birds much needed food in winter.

Exotic Invasives & Deer - How They Are Changing Ecosystems In New Jersey

Exotic Invasives & Deer - How They Are Changing Ecosystems In New Jersey

There are plants you should never purchase or plant, exotic invasives are one of them. Japanese Barberry and Burning Bush are some in my New Jersey area that are causing damage. These plants should never be sold either, but they are still staples in some nurseries.

Why Keep Bees? The Benefits Are Endless

Why Keep Bees? The Benefits Are Endless

Why keep bees? Well the more you know about bees and colony life the more amazing you will find them. They get most of their resources from flowers so as a result, the colony follows the life cycle of flowering plants. In spring they build up their work force by hatching babies. In the summer when flowers are most abundant they ramp up resource collection and are most active.

Ban Chemicals From Your Garden - How I Promote Living Landscapes

Ban Chemicals From Your Garden - How I Promote Living Landscapes

I’m not sure how you feel about a ban on chemicals in your garden? But there is no place for chemicals in my yard. We are always barefoot on our lawn, we have a dog and honeybees. The lawn is green, but certainly not weed free. I try and pull out the most annoying weeds, usually after a good rain.

How I Deliver Sustainability In Home Landscapes

How I Deliver Sustainability In Home Landscapes

In my work, I want to help you, the average homeowner become as sustainable as you can on your small piece of this third planet from the sun we call home. It can sometimes feel impossible to make a difference, but if everyone of the 75 million single family in suburban homes in the US were to make a small effort, real change can be made.

I Just Bought This PLANT … The Dutchman's Pipe Vine

I Just Bought This PLANT … The Dutchman's Pipe Vine

I bought the Dutchman’s Pipe Vine because it is the host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail, which is an unbelievably beautiful iridescent-blue butterfly. Being a host plant for such a beautiful butterfly, I definitely want in my garden...