No matter how many years pass by, each new spring brings with it the hope and optimism of a new garden. Seed packets are like candy to me, and I buy them impulsively and just because the wrapping makes me excited.
Spring is a time to start over and try new things, but after 30 years of gardening, there are the tried-and-true that simply must be planted every year. This is my list.
by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. Six things to say to friends, family, and total strangers when they tell you organics can’t feed the world
by guest blogger Jean Nick. Having a few hens is a great way to make good use of kitchen and garden leftovers, harvest your very own amazing-tasting eggs, cut your food miles, and get the greatest compost bin on the block. It’s easy to get started.
by guest blogger Tim Mountz. For some reason people are really afraid of starting plants from seed. But it’s actually very easy. Seeds are some of the most resilient things on Earth.
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. Being a Rodale, I am often asked if I garden. For most of my life, I sheepishly said no. I’m happy to report that has changed since I moved to an apartment with actual sunlight and acquired my “plant babies.”
by guest blogger Keriann Koeman. Tulip petals taste like sweet lettuce, and some of them end with a peppery flavor note. After tasting all our varieties, I’ve chosen the ones I like the best.
I’ve been going to the Philadelphia Flower Show on and off for decades. For those of you who can’t get there, enjoy these photos. For those of you who can, maybe this will inspire you.