Warning: Reading this may lead to a fondness for dandelions. What do these flowers have in common? Zinnias Sunflowers Cosmos Marigolds Asters Goldenrod Dandelions Artichokes Artichokes? I’ll give you a hint, the artichoke is a bud! If left to mature on the plant, it will produce hundreds of purple, narrow-tubed flowers cradled in one base. … Continue reading Asteraceae: My Favorite Family of Pollinator Plants
I love a project that involves a group of folks sitting around the table chitchatting the time away while working with their hands to create something new and lovely. It feels good and hugely satisfying to make something that didn’t exist before. Such was the creative environment when Herb Society of Nashville member, Larry Banner, … Continue reading How to Make Pine Cone Flowers
Last spring, while visiting my friend Mary’s vegetable garden, I spied this group of milk jugs planted with vegetable seedlings. Mary said she started using recycled milk jugs to start seeds when she saw another gardener doing so. We, gardeners, enjoy learning from each other! The beauty of milk jug sprouting is once you plant seeds, … Continue reading How to Start Seeds in a Recycled Milk Jug
Do you like to cook with fresh herbs whenever possible? ✔︎ Do you need plants to fill your front entryway flower pots? ✔︎ Do you hate it when you buy fresh herbs, put them on the windowsill and slowly watch them wilt and die before you ever get to use them? ✔︎ Do you think … Continue reading Herb-Filled Porch Pots!