Tag : Companion Planting

What’s Growing Now: Alpine Strawberries, Sweet Treat Tomatoes & Ladybugs

  It was just last winter when I found this garden. I was out for a run on a nearby trail and there it was — a set of two, fabulous raised beds, neatly surrounded with deer fencing at the base…

0 Comments / 95 View / June 14, 2017

10 Best Kitchen Garden Herbs

  Imagine a garden that elevates everyday living, is a dose of medicine with every bite, and doubles as a pollinator haven. If you grow one thing — or, in this case, a handful of plants — that covers all these…

0 Comments / 644 View / May 15, 2017

A Year for Love & Book Making

  It’s been 7 years since I began writing and capturing images for Pass The Pistil. When I started, I wasn’t sure where it would lead, I just knew I had to start. Through the process of writing the blog,…

6 Comments / 105 View / January 23, 2017

Plant Pick: Blanket Flower

  Just when you thought it was time to hunker down for winter fall flowers come into play, toying with the senses and punctuating the season. Blanket flowers, Gaillardia spp., are no exception and a key component to a vibrant…

0 Comments / 131 View / October 13, 2015

Plant Pick: Purple Sage

  Do you have favorite routes, detours and round-about paths you take simply to glimpse a particular plant or flower? I’ve traveled past this planting more times than I can count and with each passing it’s as if I’m seeing it for the first time….

2 Comments / 242 View / March 16, 2015

Plant Pick: What You Didn’t Know About Candytuft

  If you’re looking for a fabulous, drought tolerant ground cover with masses of spring flowers this is the plant for you. Candytuft, Iberis sempervirens, is as sweet as it’s name implies. A dutiful show-stopper, with flowers so prolific they brighten…

0 Comments / 871 View / January 21, 2015

Companion Planting with Edible Flowers

  I’ve tried growing all sorts of flowers as companion plants in and near my kitchen garden. Calendula, Calendula officinalis, remains my go-to plant. They’re easy to grow and the flowers are edible as well as healing when used in…

0 Comments / 137 View / November 21, 2011