Composting

Even though it’s only May, we are about to head into our extended warm season, and it makes sense to think about mulching and composting at this time. By adding compost to the soil when plantin...

How to Make a Compost Pile

The arrival of spring focuses the thoughts and the emotions of the gardener on emergence, rebirth and new growth. Even without the aid of flowers, it is possible to know that spring has arrived throu...

Leave Fallen Leaves Alone

In our city, one of the reasons people create gardens or buy houses with back yards is to stake out a quiet retreat from the noisy world around them. Some might argue that this is an absurd idea, tha...