Composting | A Gardener Without Compost Is No Gardener At All

In 340 B.C. the great Greek historian Herodotus noted that the soils of Egypt were the foundation on which Egyptian civilization was built. Just like ancient Egypt’s civilization relied on the soils so do every gardeners success. Some how people have been able to forget the importance of soil cultivation at times, does The Dust Bowl sound familiar? For gardeners …

Garden Arts | Enhancing Gardens

I know I’m not unique but I’m guessing I’m certainly not typical in my gardening passion. I started gardening as a freshman in high school, building gardens retaining walls, and eventually a waterfall and pond before graduating. One thing I haven’t done that really is a shame is incorporate garden art into my gardens. I’m missing …

How to Grow Sunflowers

The hardest thing about knowing how to grow sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) is deciding which ones to grow. Nearly fail-proof, they’re a great project for kids and new gardeners. Besides the classic golden yellow flowers, colors range from deep burgundy, russet and chocolate to lemony yellow, blazing bicolors and pale vanilla. There’s a sunflower for every garden, …