Tag : gardening

6 Bulbs to Plant Now for Spring

  I’ll take flowers in any season, but flowers that follow winter always stop me in my tracks. Especially when materializing (as if out of nowhere) from their earthy hibernation. Perennial shrubs like red flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, and serviceberries…

2 Comments / 364 View / October 10, 2017

Snap Shots from Community Garden Plot 31b

  The story behind these photos begins some two years ago or more. It starts around the time when I found myself stepping away from work as a school garden educator, where one of my gardens consisted of 22 raised…

2 Comments / 96 View / September 19, 2017

How to Grow a Small Space Salad Garden

What could be easier than growing salad in a box? It’s one of my favorite ways to grow greens, herbs, strawberries, and any other shallow rooted kitchen garden veg — flowers included. I’ve used the same set of pine, wine…

2 Comments / 450 View / June 4, 2017

Flower Power: Inside Garden Design Magazine + Subscription Discount

  Garden Design Magazine’s spring issue is a celebration of flowers. Wildflowers, edible flowers, flowers for cutting, and enlivening landscapes. To enjoy the full issue, subscribe here. What’s exciting is Pass The Pistil readers get their first issue free. I…

0 Comments / 121 View / May 4, 2017

How To Grow Rosemary From Cuttings

  It’s easy to grow rosemary and other plants from cuttings with the simple steps outlined in this video. All you need is a mother plant, or a plant from which to take cuttings, plenty of moisture, and a place…

4 Comments / 767 View / April 9, 2017

Transplanting Seedlings vs. Direct Sowing Seeds

  Should you chuck seeds straight into the garden or grow them in modules or seedling trays first? Knowing where and how to plant could be the factor that takes your garden from good to great. First, it’s important to…

4 Comments / 1914 View / February 8, 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 / 107 View / January 23, 2017

Worm Composting 101: How to Make & Use a Simple Worm Bin

Once you start composting with worms you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. Worm composting is by far one of the simplest ways for recycling kitchen scraps and making soil for your garden — some of the most balanced…

0 Comments / 455 View / January 9, 2017

What to Plant: How to Grow Chard

  If you’re planning your spring garden, put Swiss chard on the list. It’s not only delicious and easy to grow, it’s a super food packed with more nutrition than kale. (Yes, it’s true. Kale is good for you, and…

2 Comments / 258 View / January 2, 2017

Make Your Own Bee Friendly Garden in 5 Easy Steps

  It was not a surprise but definitely a disappointment to read that bees have been added to the endangered species list for the 1st time. This recent designation is for 7 species of yellow-faced bees native to Hawaii, their…

0 Comments / 858 View / October 21, 2016