Companion Planting Each spring as we make plans for planting our vegetable gardens, one of our guides is the ancient tradition of companion planting. Companion plants are mutually beneficial, helping each other by increasing nutrient uptake, pollination, productivity, or by controlling pests. You should also be aware that certain plants should not be planted near... Continue Reading →
Colorado Here's another wildflower that's growing in Mary Beth's yard in Durango: Delphinium greyeri An ornamental plum — perhaps Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera). California French Hydrangea Pink Elf Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia'
I couldn't order my bees back in the beginning of the year because the date of our arrival in Colorado was constantly changing. I really needed to do it in January or February before the apiaries sold out, but up until a week before our departure I still wasn't sure when we'd be in Durango.... Continue Reading →
Mary Beth: Not quite wordless this Wednesday as this is my last East Coast photo until I go back to visit in July. Ray and I made it to our home in Colorado late Saturday. We're so glad to be back in Durango!
Let's talk about the single most important element in gardening — soil. As you know, we're strong proponents of using organic gardening methods and our guiding principle is this: feed the soil so the soil can feed the plants. Feeding the soil rather than the plants is a critical distinction. Feeding plants with synthetic fertilizers... Continue Reading →