You don’t need a yard to have a garden. You just have to get creative with the space you have. If you have a patio or balcony, you can have a garden. Even if all you have is a window, you can grow some food. All your plants need is some sunshine and a little love. Read more
Cocktails aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days of syrupy drinks made with commercial mixers and juices. Craft cocktails are all the rage with bartenders concocting creative recipes from seasonal produce and homemade liqueurs, bitters, and syrups. Look no further than the garden to create your own signature cocktail. Read more
Summer is sometimes the forgotten season in the garden. All of the beautiful spring blooms usually get all of the attention and when summer rolls around, we realize we didn’t plan for color to carry us through until fall. I have you covered with these summer-blooming shrubs. Read more
Nothing screams summer like bold pops of color. To give your outdoor living spaces a fun, festive vibe, try container combination plantings. SunPatiens will give you beautiful blooms through fall, and they flourish in the shade or sun. Here’s some inspiration for your SunPatiens container plantings. Read more
When you visit Moss Mountain Farm, you’ll see that I have container plantings everywhere—on the porch, around the fountain and even in the vegetable and flower gardens. They’re so versatile. Whether you have limited space or you’re trying to do something a little more creative around your garden, containers are the solution. Container gardens can provide pops of color and allow you to add more variety to your garden in spite of space limitations.
Before running off to the garden center, you need to consider five things for successful container gardening: Read more
It’s hard not to be mesmerized by James Hayes’ work. He is an Arkansas native who uses nature as inspiration for his blown glass art. We are honored to have him at Moss Mountain Farm this week for a lunch tour. Read more
The next time you’re at the local garden center, step over to the dark side… and by dark side, I mean the area where they keep the shade loving plants.
Shade plants have it all figured out. They’re loving life out of the rays of the scorching sun. Who can blame them? When it’s hotter than a Billy goat in a pepper patch, I like to spend my time in shady spots too. Read more
Gardening can have such a positive impact on your health. Just being outside in nature is great for mental clarity. Gardening helps keep blood pressure down and is good for the heart. It’s also a great stress reliever.
Then there are the secondary health benefits from growing your own food, like saving money at the grocery store on organic produce. Read more