Have you hugged your weeds today?

  In my HOA, if you have a weed in your yard, you are an irresponsible homeowner (what???). I say that weeds are relative. There is a saying, that "A weed is just a plant you haven't found a use for yet." Where I come from in Rhode Island, a dandelion is one of the [...]

Desert gardening: Miracles do happen!

As I had mentioned in an earlier post, my partner and I have taken to gardening out here in Arizona. It took eight days and a night for these little beauties to emerge. *chokes back verklempt sigh of pride.*  They began reaching for the sky right after a substantial rainfall this past weekend, that is [...]

Advertisement

Desert gardening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPxKO6JgHbI It's spring! Well, at least it's starting to feel a lot like it here in Arizona. We've had an unseasonably warm winter thus far. And so, my partner and I have decided to FINALLY break open the boxes of raised beds I had bought several years ago, shovel out some of our compost dirt [...]

Composting basics

Gardens are a great way to help lower your grocery bill, get you moving around for some physical exercise, and provide a sense of pride that, "Hey, I grew that!" It's simply satisfying. And one way to ensure that a garden grows to its fullest potential is to fertilize it with a layer of composted [...]

Teaching people to feed themselves

Gardens - while my black thumb has been a major hurdle personally trying to get one up and running, I'm passionate about them. From the schoolyard young to the mature and elderly, it is never too late to share the magic of tending and growing their own garden for food. Why do I feel this [...]