Singing Carrot

By Erica Fehrman

Last year when school started, I wrote about what I do with my alone time. This year, my kids trooped off to school and I got side-tracked by this leggy carrot who sings show tunes. Doesn't your garden have a singing carrot?   Other posts you might enjoy... Muppets on SNL ... Read More

Gopher Problems

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

I have gopher problems. I tried very hard this year (first time ever!) to grow a vegetable garden, and out of some green thumb  miraculous event, it actually worked.  Here's the tomato section...over the fence!  I'm telling you, it's a shocking miracle.   Now let me show you wha... Read More

New Front Yard: Getting Rid of Trees and Grass

By Carina

Previously on our New Front Yard... New Front Yard, Where to Start? Working with a Landscape Designer Modern Landscape Design Plan    All the time that we've talked about putting in a new yard has now boiled down to the hard work. We have to get rid of about 4 trees and deal wit... Read More

New Front Yard: Modern Landscape Design Plan

By Carina

This summer we're re-doing our front yard from a boring mess, with variations on green and tedium, to a cool, drought-tolerant, modern landscape design. I decided what was most important to me in a new yard (native plants, bright colors, unusual look,) and then worked with a landscape designer ... Read More

New Front Yard: Working with a Landscape Designer

By Carina

When it came to figuring out what to do with my new front yard, I knew I needed help. I am a recovering black thumb who doesn't love to garden. However, I need a garden because I don't want my house to be ugly, nor for my neighbors to hate me. I contacted my friend Jennifer because she's a landscape... Read More

How to Amend Your Soil

By Amy Allen Johnson

Since Carina's working on her front yard, I decided it's time my own yard got some attention.  Guess where I got stuck? In the big pile of clay that is otherwise known as my backyard.  Here's a great lesson from  TLC Home on how to amend your soil. How do you fix clay-heavy soil?  You mig... Read More

New Front Yard: Where to Start

By Carina

I am not a gardener. I lived in a condo for ten years in large part to avoid gardening. However, the older I get, the more the idea of a beautiful yard and garden start to grow on me. I also don't want my neighbors to hate me for having the worst yard in the hood. Moving into our house almost thr... Read More

Big Backyard Plans

By Rachael Herrscher

Ladies, I'm feelin' it. It's time to get my backyard plans on. Last year, I undertook a few projects in the backyard. I spray painted my ancient wrought iron furniture, planted a big raspberry patch, tackled three new grow boxes, rocked my peach harvest and on a scale of 1-10 I give myself an 8 o... Read More

6 Fast & Natural Ways to Kill Weeds

By Janelle Sorensen

It’s summertime and the weeds are growing like, um, weeds. Instead of reaching for a toxic chemical that could be harmful to your family or pets, try one of these easy natural ways to kill weeds quick. 1. Use mulch to smother weeds. Covering garden soil with a mulch blocks weeds. Use two o... Read More

Earth Day: Sustainable Living Every Day

By Erica Fehrman

The whole idea of "Green Living" has somehow become controversial.  I'm not here to say how much the ice caps may or may not be melting or whether the poor polar bears are going to float away and drown.  I'm not here to say what kind of car you should drive, and I'm certainly not going to take par... Read More