Outside jobs have some wonderful mental health benefits. While I do spend about half my time in my office, the hours spent in the great outdoors are my favorite, and I go to water every opportunity I get. There’s a pond behind the store that is one of my favorite views and daily destinations. The… Continue reading Go For A Walk
The Geer Street Learning Garden is part of the Interfaith Food Shuttle’s effort to bring fresh vegetables, and the knowledge of how to grow them to a neighborhood that was once a food desert.
On this first day of winter I wait for snow (a rarity in NC) and the perspective it brings – a clean contrast of dark and light, a protective blanket over the sleeping plants – and I will honor Molly by running outside when the snow arrives, spinning with the memory of Molly’s tireless joy, knowing that my Winter Eden is preparing for spring.
Permeable Hardscpaing is the third in our series of DIY landscaping videos. The video features two projects – a permeable patio using natural stone, and a Drivable Grass walkway.
Nature doesn’t read the Farmer’s Almanac. The Farmer’s Almanac attempts to read nature. They are quite good at it, historically, but they know the most important rule in gardening: Nature wins. Every time.
Here is a drought-tolerant warm season grass that is more affordable than Zoysia, and it needs less water. In fact, once it is established, it needs almost no supplemental water. That is environmentally significant.
Mr. Feathers is now the proud owner of lakeside property! Lucky bird.