6 Basil Varieties To Grow & Love

  Grow these 6 basil varieties to change the way you cook and live. As a gardener and cook, I’m always on the lookout for new varieties to grow and basil is no exception. There are...

How To Attract Pollinators To Your Garden

Looking for creative ways to attract pollinators to your garden?  Pollinators face a number of challenges, with habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change at the top of the list. What’s wonderful is, our gardens...

Succession Planting Tips: Get More From Your Plot

The secret to succession planting is to sow little and often. In fact, this is the key to a continual and abundant supply of fresh veggies and the best way to avoid a glut. What...

The Best Soil For Your Garden (And You)

The best soil for your garden (and you) is organic and chemical free. Here’s Why. Soil is teaming with life. Worms have been touted as champion soil makers, but so too are many other creatures,...

5 Secrets to Jump Start Your Summer Garden + Grow What You Love Book...

Jump start your summer garden with a handful of easy to follow tips and a copy of Grow What You Love! Enter to win a copy of Grow What You Love using the raffle form...

4 Cosmos for Your Cutting Garden

It often happens that the best flowers are also easy to grow, and Cosmos is definitely in this category. If you’d like to start a cut flower garden, attract pollinators, or simply add color...

Extend Your Growing Season with this Row Cover Cheat Sheet

A scant few millimeters of row cover fabric could be your secret to a thriving, successful garden — especially when the mercury drops. The right fabric can also prevent a pest infestation and protect...

How to Store Dahlia Tubers

Dahlia growing is serious business. It’s no casual, cut flower gardening past time but something gardeners embark upon year after year as if sanity and happiness depends upon it. (If you have yet to...

6 Bulbs to Plant Now for Spring

  I'll take flowers in any season, but flowers that follow winter always stop me in my tracks. Especially when materializing (as if out of nowhere) from their earthy hibernation. Perennial shrubs like red flowering currant,...

9 Learnings from the Butterfly Waystation at Portland Head Lighthouse

  Somewhere along the way this summer, in between work and travel, I found myself here, at the Portland Head Lighthouse. I was happy to go for a walk, to be out of the car,...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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