From the Kitchen Garden: Michael Weishan’s Famous Garden Fresh Scrambled Eggs

If you’re at my house for brunch, chances are scrambled eggs will be on the menu. Most of my guests accept a spoonful or two, anticipating a pleasant accompaniment to sausages, waffles, or blue berry pancakes. Then they take a … Continue reading

Beets Me: Starting Seeds Indoors Step by Step

Every spring, I marvel at the crowds of people buying flats and flats of expensive annual and vegetable seedlings at nurseries and box stores. For expediency’s sake, that’s fine; but for better economy, and for better gardening, you can save … Continue reading

Designing Your Landscape: The Great American Lawn

Part Two of an Occasional Series on Tips for Designing the Home Landscape There exists a curious phenomenon in our country found in few others around the world: The mania for the perfect, weed-free Great American Lawn. The word mania … Continue reading

Garden Travels: Denver

Most people don’t associate Denver with gardening (I know I certainly didn’t) but just having come back from the Mile-High City, I want to tell you that there’s a lot of great horticulture going on in Colorado. As usual, I … Continue reading

Organizing Seeds

OK, so we’ve all been there: enticed by those luscious catalogs glowing with glossies of ripe and redolent vegetables, we’ve rushed out, bought large quantities of seeds, and then stuck the packets in a drawer, only to remember them again … Continue reading

Garden Travels – Big Sur

One of the nicest things about gardening is that it’s a hobby easy to share, and around the world there are folks with fabulous landscapes just waiting for someone to ask: may I see your lovely garden? That request, golden … Continue reading

The Best (And Worst) Vegetables of 2009-2010

As promised, the best of the best, and worst of the worst seed-grown vegetable list from 2009. Now remember, to some extent these ratings are subjective, and dependent on climate; when choosing varieties, you must always select cultivars that are … Continue reading

(Almost Too) Late Season Lawn Care

This past September I opened my garden for a quick tour, and as the group departed I heard one of the guests comment “I wish I had a garden like Michael’s, where nothing seems to go wrong.” While I was … Continue reading

Building Tabletop Christmas Trees from Boxwood

You may remember back in July I was proclaiming my love for boxwood. Well, here’s another  reason why you should be sure to have one or two of these wonderful shrubs around your yard. Boxwood is the perfect material to … Continue reading