These universal principles have become the set of tools I use to create gardens that embody all the key elements of the world’s greatest landscapes but are scaled to each individual’s site, taste and budget. When woven into the plan of the garden, they are unifying components that magically transform the space into a place of enchantment and beauty. Read more
Everyone loves cauliflower right now! It’s increasingly popular as a “swap” for starches in popular comfort foods like alfredo sauce, mac ‘n’ cheese, and pizza crust. Not only does cauliflower satisfy those craving a low-carb option, but it also is packed with plenty of nutrients. Read more
Cauliflower is not the easiest to grow. It requires cool temperatures and consistently moist, well-fed soil. Even if you get all of that right, you may need to blanch your plants to get those nice white heads on your cauliflower. Read more
There’s no shortage of things to do at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Even if you’ve been there several times, check out the list of programs that the museum offers for free. As part of its mission to educate, the museum offers year-round programming for all ages. Here are the three Crystal Bridges experiences we’re looking forward to this fall. Read more
If you’ve ever thought about having some backyard chickens, you need to make sure they have the right accommodations. There are several factors to consider when building a coop, such as space for roosting, feed, and shade. Here is a coop design that you can build, perfect for a small flock of hens!
Whether you’re just getting into gardening or have been growing flowers and veggies for years, you need the right tools to get your plants in tip-top shape. Good, durable garden tools go a long way in making all those garden chores a little more enjoyable.
Find out which tool you should add to your collection today. Read more
How well do you know your SunPatiens?
There’s a lot to love about SunPatiens, the annual that will give you constant blooms from spring through frost. Once they’re established, they don’t need much except for water, and they’ll grow in shade and full sun.
Did you know that there are three types of SunPatiens? Read more
A holiday weekend is a good time to tackle some of those projects around the house and garden that you’ve been putting off. Weeding your garden beds is probably one of them. It seems that weeds grow faster than the plants we actually want to grow, and getting rid of the weeds is no fun. But, with the right tools, you can get the weeds out efficiently and will have more time to do something fun. Read more
We’ve been growing eggplant in the garden for many years. There are so many varieties and delicious way to prepare them. One of my favorite eggplants to grow right now is the ‘Shikou’ eggplant that’s part of the Home Grown Seed Collection.
Here are some fun facts about eggplants that you may not know.
Tracking the Legendary Monsters & Ghouls (as well as the less scary goblins too) of Arkansas…
Halloween has a special place in my heart because it was also my grandmother’s birthday. Every year my mother would throw a party in her honor with Halloween decorations, fall foods like chili, costumes, plus trick-or-treating. Although my grandmother has passed, I still carry on that tradition at the farm each Halloween with the preparations being made far in advance. In my book Halloween is the best party of the season! Read more