March Thaws Bring Spring’s Wild Things

March Thaws Bring Spring’s Wild Things

I took a walk through the woods today. There, in the shadow of bare tree branches, the earliest plants are beginning to reach toward the sky. No flowers yet. No swollen buds even. Not yet. But soon. The walk was just a chance to shake off some of winter’s...
Preparing for the Seed Swap (again)

Preparing for the Seed Swap (again)

Snow and cold canceled our seed swap back in February. Now, we’re looking at a forecast of rain and warmth for this Saturday, the date of our rescheduled seed swap. I’ll take it. Good trade! For those of you close enough to Warrenton, Virginia, to come...
Spring Is Nearly Here: Just 10 Days to Go!

Spring Is Nearly Here: Just 10 Days to Go!

We’ve nearly made it. Forty days of spring countdown are behind us, and just 10 more to go. Let’s help one another push through these final days of our spring countdown with photos from our gardens and neighborhoods. I’ll start. Here’s how...
Thawing Soil and Hungry Worms

Thawing Soil and Hungry Worms

For the first time this year, the forecast features high temperatures above freezing every day this week. Mostly, the highs will be in the 50s and 60s here, with low temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Every day brings some risk of rain. Put another way: The local...
Coming Soon: Native Bees!

Coming Soon: Native Bees!

Today was the first day that felt like spring might actually be more than a promise. The sun was bright and warm. The birds were singing. And every neighbor who walked past while I puttered in the garden was smiling. Snow still lies in heaps and piles along front...
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10 Rules for Breaking the Rules in Front Yard Vegetable Gardens

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10 Rules for Breaking the Rules in Front Yard Vegetable Gardens

Feeling rebellious? This guide includes ten tips that will help you plant a front yard vegetable garden without upsetting the neighbors or worrying the HOA board. 

Welcome, rule-breaker! You're nearly done — just check your email for instructions on claiming your free guide. Then, get ready to break some rules in the vegetable garden!

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