Category Archives: Pollination Gardens

When Weather Wins

Print PDFA few stray blooms amid the snow and ice Holidays Happen When They Happen After a week of snowy gardens and icy roads, the rain comes as a very welcome relief. After stir crazy days of not being able … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Color, Birds In The Garden, Care & Feeding, fall/winter crops, Hardy Herbs, Health & Wellbeing, pests and pesticides, Plant Partnerships, Planting & Transplanting, Pollination Gardens, Pollinators, Soil, Sustainable Gardening, Sustainable Living | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Serving The Planet With Plants

Print PDFEven tiny gardens honor and serve the earth So Many Ways To Serve On Friday I facilitated a fascinating and troubling conversation with a group of service veterans, a few still active, most long-retired. They shared stories about some … Continue reading

Posted in Birds In The Garden, Butterfly Gardens, Climate Change, composting, Gardening With Children, Health & Wellbeing, Plant Diversity, Plant Partnerships, Pollination Gardens, Social Justice, Sustainable Gardening, Sustainable Living, Teaching Gardening | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Costumes From Nature

Print PDFNight flying moth costume with sparkles Wearing The Garden With Halloween on the horizon, my thoughts are turning to costume making. As a child, I loved making my own costumes, from a bat with big wings sewn on from … Continue reading

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The Little Known Positive Side Of Smoke

Print PDFSmoke & dust bring some surprising benefits Smoke, Ash, Dust & Plant Health This weekend, my band played maritime music at the venerable Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. We were hoping that the breezy seaside location would … Continue reading

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