Kokedama translates to “Moss Ball” and is a Japanese method of creating beautiful live plant decorations! Creating these kokedamas can be very rewarding and is a fun way to explore some unique epiphytic plants, however they do require extra care. Potted plants are only exposed to air only on the top, however kokedamas are exposed …

Garden Seed Saving

Flowers die back, but not before producing what they are specifically designed to produce – Seeds! This autumn, prepare for your spring and summer garden by harvesting these future plant-makers! Seed Saving is the perfect way to save money in future years, and you also will be able to perpetuate the plants you love the …

Autumn Eco-Recipes to Inspire You

We are definitely starting to feel that Autumn is fully upon us, and this season is ripe for foragers! Fortunately, there are so many things to search for out there and use in our cooking. When we forage for and create eco-recipes for our meals, snacks, and drinks directly from nature, we have such control …

Marvelous Mushrooms & the Fall Fungi Challenge

September marks National Mushroom Month, and rightfully so! Many amazing, forage-able fungi start appearing around this time of year. Whether you’re looking for mushrooms to eat, to use for making botanical dye, or just because you plain old appreciate them and find them fascinating, September is a great time to start going around searching for …

What’s ACTUALLY Making You Sneezy This Fall?

For many of us, the start of the school year marks the start of fall seasonal allergies and… and… ACHOO!!!! (Excuse me…) our eyes, noses, and throats can suffer as we enjoy the great outdoors, but what is it that’s making us so sneezy? Unfortunately for this amazing plant, the blame usually is directed at …

Leave The Weeds – Love the Pollinators!

Did you know that this week is Pollinator Week? This is a week (although it’s a Pollinator Month as well!) where Pollinator Protections are passed, local municipalities put out Pollinator Proclamations, and Pollinator-Themed activities and events happen. This is a fantastic time to learn more about local pollinators and about their importance, BUT…. pollinators need …

Start Planning Your Garden NOW!

It may be a little chilly out still, but it’s finally the time of year to start planning out your garden! As the winter fades into spring, we can think about seed starting, and drawing up plans to ready your home/garden for new plants. How do we start the planning process though? Ultimately, think about …

Combating The Winter Blahs

Uuugghhhhhh…. Many of us are feeling it right now… A mild depression, the itching desire to go out and do something, and see something GREEN! If you’re a gardener, you may even be beyond excited to get your hands in the dirt again! We’ve got it bad…. Well, I do at any rate. I’ve got …

Evergreens in THE Winter Landscape

As the vibrant fall foliage fades and the trees are left bare, a certain type of tree stands out amongst the gangly, naked maples and oaks – Evergreens! The greens and blues of their needles provide a welcome burst of color in a now grey and brown world. Other than just providing a welcome splash …

Foraging For Wild Edibles & Etiquette

We all love the yummy veggies that come fresh from the garden in the summer (click here for more info on creating an edible garden), but did you know that you could be getting fresh, natural ingredients pretty much ALL YEAR LONG without having to garden?!  Throughout each season, various wildflowers, berries, leaves, tree bark, …