Sweet summertime! The garden is flourishing, kids are barefoot, and fireflies light up the evenings. Here’s a list of garden tasks we try to tackle in July. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the garden’s bounty, you’ll find some tips for keeping it simple here, too.
Add a little pizzazz to your garden with homemade plant markers you and your kids can create in just a few hours. I love art in the garden. For me, art in our garden is almost as important as the plants. I have a particular obsession for plant markers.
Are you searching for that perfect gift for the gardener in your life? I’ve put together a short Holiday Gift Guide to help. Below, you will find a dozen great gift ideas for gardeners. We have included something awesome for every gardener—young or old, male or female, beginner or master. (Feel free to share with your loved ones if… Continue reading »
Starting a garden from scratch can be a miserable experience, especially if the ground is hard and the area you want to use is full of grass or weeds. But how can you start a garden without tilling or digging to prepare the area? The answer is sheet mulching, and in this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll show you… Continue reading »
Fall is coming and so are the leaves. Fall leaves in the yard can be a nuisance—something you have to clean off your yard so the grass doesn’t die. Bag ’em up and drag ’em to the curb. What a pain! I used to think that way. Although, I did make good money in high school and… Continue reading »
Today, we’re sharing a quick update on our growing season here at the farm. We have successes to celebrate and notes on things to do better next time. AND we are really curious to hear how you’re doing. How is your garden this season? Tell us in the comments at the end! In spring, we posted… Continue reading »
Spend an afternoon creating a stick fort with your kids. This “super secret hideout” is super easy and fun.
Gardens matter. Whether big or small, in containers on a balcony or rows on a farm, gardens are important. They provide food and beauty. They enrich and enhance our lives in countless ways. So, why doesn’t everyone have their own garden? We think they should. Hello, and welcome to Gardens That Matter. Thanks for stopping… Continue reading »