Winterizing Your Garden

Winterizing Your Garden

It’s the start of the cold season and soon enough we’ll be welcoming the snow breeze of winter. Some loves the season, while some don’t because the temperature during this time reaches the temperature as low as 0C or even a negative. Flowers and plants react...
How To Get Rid of Weeds

How To Get Rid of Weeds

Weeds in Paths? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup NEED PROOF THAT VINEGAR IS A WEED-TERMINATOR? Just look at the weeds growing along a pea-gravel path in my Herb Garden. These were photographed yesterday afternoon, just moments before I sprayed them with cheap,...
Stone Mosaic

Stone Mosaic

In June of 1987 I left the concrete and asphalt pavements of the United States for my first trip to Europe. I graduated 6 years earlier with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon. In lectures, I had been mesmerized by images of the gardens...
DIY Backyard Pond

DIY Backyard Pond

If you’ve always wanted a backyard pond, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners already have them and thousands more are installing them every year. Why all the fuss over a water-filled hole? Well, for one thing, gurgling waterfalls are...
Hay Bale Gardening – The New Craze

Hay Bale Gardening – The New Craze

Hay bale gardening is probably the most fun you’ll have growing your own food and herbs, requiring almost no work or maintenance. After a search online to find the simplest and easiest “no work” gardening method, I stumbled upon straw bale gardening. The concept is...