Landscaping: The First Pillar

July 29, 2023

As promised, we are digging into the pillars of landscaping! At the foundation is your first pillar: Living Soil! The quality of a canvas is the critical first factor in building a composition. Like the artist's canvas , soil quality will determine the success and sustainability of a Landscape Creation. Within the regenerative...

Landscaping: The 5 Pillars

July 7, 2023

The statement, 'I don't know where to start' is often the first words voiced by my prospective clients. A landscape feels daunting and often overwhelming for many humans. Y'all are not alone. To the human who does not know where to begin, I give The 5 pillars of Regenerative Landscape Design: Living Soil Habitat Food Color Shade ...

Fresh Cut Bouquets: How to Build the Best

June 26, 2023

A flower bouquet is a collection of flowers arranged in a container. Bringing the beauty of flowers indoors is beneficial to your health. Bringing a happy state of mind, not only seeing the flowers as they grow in nature but the beauty they have arranged together in a container. Gifting flowers is a wonderful way to brighten your mood by...

Japanese Beetles: Who are They and What do I do About Them?

June 23, 2023

Whether you are new to gardening or not, chances are excellent that you will meet an eerily beautiful, but nuisance guest in your garden. I’m referring of course to Japanese Beetles, and since they were first spotted in Missouri in 1934, have become a destructive pest in agricultural and residential plant cultivation. While Japanese beetles...

Creating a Food Forest

May 30, 2023

A food forest is a gardening and food production strategy designed to provide edible yields while limiting maintenance and reducing the environmental impact of food production. This is done by creating diverse plantings of native and wildlife friendly plants coupled with edible plants and herbs. A food forest might also contain animals that...

Creating an Oasis: Tips for an Inviting Outdoor Space

May 30, 2023

When it comes to designing your dream outdoor space, the possibilities are endless! With a little bit of creativity and imagination, you can transform your boring backyard into a cozy oasis that you’ll never want to leave.

Herbs: Growing & Cooking

May 8, 2023

Fresh herbs will add extra flavor to your cooking and transform your recipes into food that is delicious and nutritious. Properly grown herbs are packed with valuable nutrients and antioxidants. We will discuss how to grow herbs and how to preserve them for future use. How to Grow Herbs Growing nutrient and antioxidant rich herbs starts with...

Fun in the Sun with Annuals

May 6, 2023

If you’re anything like most home gardeners, you love to soak up the sun’s warm rays. Guess what? –Many annual flowers adore the sunshine, too. Sunlight helps flowers produce the carbohydrate energy that they need to bloom, grow, and beautify your yard or home! Annual flowers are divided into groups by the amount of light they require to...

Gardening with Kids

April 26, 2023

Is there anything better than teaching kids how to do something you love? The delight on their faces for being included and brought into a special moment with you is wonderful, but with gardening there is more: a valuable seed of knowledge gets buried…and it will continue to sprout forever. Working with plants is one of the top skills that can...

Landscaping 101

April 12, 2023

Gardening and landscaping are fun, healthy, fulfilling hobbies that benefit our own wellbeing as well as our community and our planet. Here are tips on creating a beautiful landscape. My number one advice to new gardeners is to be creative and have fun. Use colors, styles, & plants that appeal to you - Use garden art, structures, and seating...