Harvesting Garlic

One of the things I find odd about garden writing is that while there is generally more than ample advice about sowing and planting food crops, there is comparatively little information about harvesting, which, after all, is the entire point … Continue reading

An Embarrassment of Riches

One of my favorite times of year has arrived again: oriental lily season. Other than perhaps German iris, there is really no other flower in the entire gardening palette that makes such a spectacular cut flower, and without exception, none … Continue reading

A Few Hens About the Place…

There is something very satisfying having a few hens about the place… John Brooks,  A Country Garden This morning I stepped with no small trepidation back into the world of chickens. I’ve had chicks here before, many times in fact, … Continue reading

Building A Rock Garden

One of the great things about working in design is that you get a chance to experience a wide range of mediums, far greater than you would ever have in even the most ample single garden. Recently I was called … Continue reading

Floating Row Cover: A Gardener’s Best Friend

This year for the first time in a long time I was able to get a good germination from notoriously hard to germinate carrots, and the key to my success was using floating row cover. Tacked directly onto the soil, … Continue reading