It’s easy to find yourself waiting for spring–or the end of the pandemic! Find joy where you can, like in the winter interest of the garden–the bark and leaves, the mosses and red twigs. A photo tribute to the winter garden.
Our favorite long-lasting and essential garden tools after 20+ years of gardening. Also, suggestions for essential gardening tools for beginning gardeners.
Keeping a Garden Journal is a valuable resource for gardeners. Your micro-climate may be different than official records in your area. Keep temperature and rainfall records, wildlife sightings, garden designs, harvest records, pest management research. Get more ideas for what to jot down in your garden journal.
Upcycling a ladder-back chair with fabric strips for caning and refinished with whimsical painting.
Worms are a gardeners friend! Let them eat your kitchen and organic household waste with vermicomposting and get garden fertilizer for free.
Winter harvests from the garden include scented herb bundles for wood fire kindling, and ikebana garden bouquets.
What to do with all those old dvds and cds that you can’t recycle after your Marie Kondo purge? Upcycle them into art — wall hangings, garden art, room dividers.
Water fountains bring birds and a relaxing vibe to your garden. Year-round garden interest and habitat for birds, honeybees and hummingbirds.
Winter food gardening in Sonoma County, California. Grow your own shiitake mushrooms, persimmons, broccoli, citrus. Harvest your own olives for olive oil!
Start your own frog habitat! How to make a pond for tadpoles and California tree frogs.