Fennel Doesn’t Always Play Nice – or, Does It.

Keep Your Pollination off My Seeds.  There are many posts, including on-line nurseries, warning of Fennel’s inclination to cross-pollinate with other plants such as Dill or Coriander, and that the result will be… Continue reading

Fennel: The Renaissance Plant

  Besides being a vegetable, either wild or cultivated, Fennel is also both a herb and a spice.  Fennel is widely cultivated for its edible, strongly flavored leaves and seeds.  It’s aniseed flavor… Continue reading

The Zen of Bird Feeding

(Click Here → Winter Afternoon) There isn’t a lot of activity in the garden right now during wintertime.  A single bird feeder outside the window offers hours of entertainment and potential for reflection.  Watching the birds… Continue reading

Form Meets Function

I first  came across Terra Trellis at the Dwell Home Show in LA a few years back.  Since then, I’ve browsed their website on a regular basis to see what new offerings they… Continue reading

Come Hither: Attracting Bees into Your Garden

Bringing Bees into your yard is as simple as planting some perennials around your yard.  Below is a listing of plants to encourage bees to come and stay:

To Bee or Not To Bee: Keeping Bees in the Garden

One of the recent issues of urban/suburban gardening is the declining population of pollinators such as birds, bees and other insects.  While we spray pesticides to get rid of insects we consider pests,… Continue reading

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