Monthly Archives: September 2017


Five ways to protect your fruit trees and other plants from the summer heat

By |Fruits Trees, Soil|

It’s summer – and for many of us, it’s hot and dry. While many plants do well in the warm weather with adequate water, hot and dry conditions can cause stress and weaknesses in even the toughest plant. Here are five ways to protect your fruit trees and other plants during the summer heat: Mulching Mulching [...]

Five Easy Summer Flowers That Can Take The Heat

By |Native Plants|

I don’t know about where you are, but we’ve entered the hottest part of the summer. August tends to be when we have the highest temperatures of the season. We just finished a week of heat indexes near 110 degrees. This week has been a fluke, with much cooler temperatures and rain(!). Some of our flowering [...]

Book excerpt: Jerusalem Artichoke, from the book The Lazy Gardener’s Guide to Easy Edibles

By |Native Plants, Wild Edibles|

Available in early October 2016 Jerusalem artichoke The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is a native North American sunflower that is grown for its tuberous roots. Native to virtually every state in the U.S. and the eastern half of Canada, the Jerusalem artichoke, or sunchoke, is an easy-to-grow vegetable in most of North America and in many [...]