Last week I told you about the sweet gum tree and how it’s role as food for finches and luna moths put it on the WILL-plant list for Five Apple Farm. But wait, there’s more!
Besides being in love with my copy of The Living Landscape by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, I am also in love with my newest book Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians by the amazing herbalist Patricia Kyritsi Howell. (I have the Organic Growers School to thank for the day long class with Howell — one of the best herb classes I’ve ever attended.)Read More
It is wonderful to discover yet another layer of generosity within trees and shrubs already on my planting wish-list. Where do I begin?
So I have this spot I want to plant a tree. It’s way out back along our fence line, behind and to the right of the chicken house. The spot has pretty good soil that tends on the wet side.Read More
My copy of The Living Landscape by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy is seldom far from my desk these days. It’s the time of year I start envisioning all the larrapin shrubs and trees I hope to plant this season. “Larrapin,” (an old expression meaning delicious and yummy) is the guiding star for my gardening wherever I live now: a landscape overflowing with plants, shrubs and trees that benefit all kinds of pollinators and songbirds as well as the gardeners.Read More