Anyone who knows me well knows I am “a worrier,” an “over-protective mom” of three, so it was important to me to be educated and keep my kids and dog safe when I garden. This was my main motivation for creating a green and organic yard and garden, as I learned that most kids absorb… Continue reading Poison….Beware….Caution….
When did you start gardening? The summer of 1959, our first summer in Patricia Park (in Des Moines). That was the 1st time we lived in a home long enough and with a big enough yard to really garden. I was so into gardening then that when my youngest son, who was in kindergarten, was asked… Continue reading Interview with one of my favorite gardeners, my grandma!
What is bright yellow, cheerful, edible and can detoxify your liver? Yes, the little old dandelion. Last spring I watched my then 17-month-old son pick up one of those fuzzy seed pods from the dandelion and blow again and again, having such a joyful ball! Then I watched my daughters make dandelion crowns. Later that… Continue reading In Defense of Dandelions
Is your tetnaus shot up to date? I have read this tip again and again and again. Before digging in the dirt, make sure your tetnaus shot is up to date!
For years, P. Allen Smith has been my favorite gardener to watch and read. He has two shows on PBS that I TiVo and watch weekly; he also has 5 books. I just picked up his fifth book, and it is just as fabulous as his others – P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, P. Allen… Continue reading Tip of the Day – Indoor Air Quality