How to Maintain your Paver Paths and Patios

I've seen a lot of brick paver hardscaping that is full of weeds, or sunken in patches, or worn and stained. Who knew there was a right and a wrong way of managing your brick pavers? The wrong way is just not doing anything. We live in a fallen world, friends, and NOTHING is maintenance-free. … Continue reading How to Maintain your Paver Paths and Patios

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Pocket Gardens, or How to Garden in Even the Tiniest Outdoor Space

It could be a Juliet balcony, an urban front yard, the narrow space between houses, a boulevard you'd like to take under your wing, or any other tiny spot. You want it to be beautiful and functional. You already know how to make a nice container, but you also know there's lots more you could do if … Continue reading Pocket Gardens, or How to Garden in Even the Tiniest Outdoor Space

As Promised, Creating Your Herb Container Garden

There's no shortage of Youtube videos on creating your container Herb Garden, so I'm not going to reinvent the wheel. Here's one that covers all the essentials--Susan Doherty on six minute style. So I'll just make a few comments both on what Susan Doherty said, and what she didn't say: Pots: The bigger the better. I've … Continue reading As Promised, Creating Your Herb Container Garden

Fragrance in the Garden

I'm sitting here in the living room doing some computer work, and intermittently something distracts me. I've just realized it's fragrance! I went outside an hour ago just to get some air, and was drawn into the garden by the scent of the Daphne odora, across from the front steps. Beside the front steps is Skimmia japonica, and … Continue reading Fragrance in the Garden