I witnessed a miracle in Kim Bailey’s kitchen. On the day I visited, dozens prepared for the miracle by eating Kim’s specialty: milkweed. The eaters? Monarch caterpillars. The miracle? Metamorphosis!
Articles about Beauty
What makes a garden beautiful to you? Masses of colorful flowers, a bed of fragrant herbs, one-of-a-kind artwork, bountiful vegetables, a palette of plants chosen for year-round interest. No matter how you define beauty, you can celebrate it in your garden, Let's make life a little more lovely. Our posts related to beauty are featured here.
Fall is here 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! At least, I used to think that way.
Give your bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects a refreshing drink without inviting mosquitoes into your yard using this simple waterer. Summer’s here and it’s time for water play! Don’t you love that feeling of diving into the lake or wading in a cool creek or just sitting with your feet in the kiddie pool?
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.
What do kids and beans have in common? They both love to climb! In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a bean tipi (or teepee!) for beans to climb. The kids? They’ll be hiding inside in another month or so. 🙂 This was a big project (and a big tipi!), so we spread… Continue reading »
Last summer, we felt like failures. The tomatoes were blighted, the beans were riddled by beetles, the cabbage split, and the pumpkins were hidden in a jungle of weeds. Our garden was NOT a place of beauty or serenity. One of us had a newborn baby and the other had a hernia. And as you… Continue reading »
What kind of garden matters to you? Do you want to grow your own fresh, healthy food? Or create places where you can watch the butterflies and hummingbirds? Would you like to feel more grounded and connected to nature? It’s so easy to lose touch in today’s busy world. Maybe you want to see your… Continue reading »
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 »