The Easy Way To Becoming An Organic, Chemical-Free Gardener

We're all pretty familiar, by now, with the idea that wasting water and using chemical fertilizers and pesticides is bad. Every year, thousand of chemicals are poured into the environment and millions of gallons of water are needlessly wasted. Sure, most of this is done by large agricultural producers, but some of it is still done in personal gardens, perhaps in yours! So what if you'd rather not garden with chemicals and participate in wasteful practices? Sounds like a lot of trouble, right?...more

Working at my family's plant nursey we did well in the spring selling contaiers of ladybugs, but ...more

2010 Perennial Plant of the Year: Baptisia australis...The True Beauty of False Indigo (and how it reminded me of Stevie Nicks)

Rhonda Fleming Hayes I was toying with the idea of comparing the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year to a chubby, pretty girl in the third row of a choir. And then I witnessed the Taylor Swift/Stevie Nicks duet on the Grammys last more at The Garden Buzz...more