As our growing season comes to an end, it's important to ask yourself these 6 questions to plan for a successful garden next year. Let's grow pretty things! 1. What part of your garden gave you the most joy? This is an important question that most people overlook. … [Read more...] about 6 Questions (to Ask Yourself) For a Successful Garden Next Year
The dog days of summer usually don't make our plants very happy if they are too thirsty. Find out how to conserve water while still keeping your plants happy and healthy. You don't have to water all day! 1. Water deeply It's tempting to grab the hose or watering can … [Read more...] about 7 Guaranteed Hacks to Conserve Water in the Garden
Native plants are ideal for creating a perfect place for birds, butterflies, bees, and all pollinators to flourish. Native plants also are hardier and more disease resistant. Here are 9 beautiful ones for the Midwest that you want in your yard. 2. Spiderwort This is … [Read more...] about 9 Beautiful Native Plants You Need for Your Midwest Garden
I know all too well how easy it is to let the garden go in the "dog days of summer." Don't give up on your hard work yet! Here are 5 important things to check off your to-do list for a healthy August garden. It's easy to be all gung-ho at the beginning of the planting … [Read more...] about Want a Healthy August Garden? Do These 5 Important Things.
All creatures are beautiful and deserve to live their lives. I get it, and I agree. However, the common house sparrow isn't native here. Therefore, they can be invasive, often killing native birds to take over their nests. I have found easy, natural, and humane ways to discourage … [Read more...] about How to Deter the House Sparrow – 5 Easy and Natural Steps