cookinwithherbs, contributor | August 13th, 20131 comment
Here's my favorite new gardening book: How to Move Like a Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants by Deb Soule, (Rockport, Maine: Under the Willow Press, 2013) is a delightful, insightful and inspiring read.
Community gardens come in all shapes and sizes, and each garden has its own personality. The River Street Community Garden in North Adams, Mass., shows how one small garden can bring many groups of people together.
Last weekend, the International Herb Association held their annual conference in Townsend, Tennessee, known as the quiet side of the Smokies. Nestled down in the Appalachian Mountains, we had nature surrounding us; though we did venture out on a few tours. My favorite was a visit to the University of Tennessee trial gardens with the highlight being their Kitchen Garden.
Many of us serve the same foods for cookouts--cold salads, deviled eggs, vegetables, meats and poultry from the grill, baked beans, fruit salad--here are a few ideas for adding herbs to enliven your usual fare so that they explode with flavor!
Every vegetable garden is beautiful in its own way because each produces delicious edibles that support a healthy lifestyle. But some vegetable garden designs are so striking they deserve special attention.
cookinwithherbs, contributor | June 2nd, 20131 comment
When we gardeners are worn out from digging, planting, weeding, harvesting, etc. or it is too dang hot to be out there in the afternoon sun, it is nice to relax with a cold iced tea or lemonade and read a book. There is nothing like a good book awaiting us at the end of the day. Here are two of the books that I have just read or am in the midst of reading right now.
Why is it the best ideas for solving gardening problems come from creative gardeners? That’s because gardeners, like Margaret Park, are always searching for ways to overcome obstacles, including how to garden in the smallest of spaces.