Jazzed Up Garden

Spread the loveJazz is a culmination of American philosophy and musical styles. Started in the early 1900s, jazz is the quintessential music of the U.S. From its origins in New Orleans and through its many variations, jazz remains a trademark...Continue reading

Creating a Chicken-Friendly Garden

Spread the loveWelcome to Florida’s version of winter. It’s a great time to be working in the gardens, making the rest of the country envious of our ability to grow year round. Gardening with chickens can be very enriching for...Continue reading

Gardening With a Purpose

Spread the loveTo most, gardening is about the aesthetic, the appeal to the eye, but what about if all your gardening had a purpose? Creating a real homestead garden. Using every inch of your garden and landscape to create something sustainable...Continue reading

Fruits With a Fight

Spread the loveStunning, juicy, and wickedly thorny. These fruits have a little fight in them, but offer very delicious berries. I happen to love plants that have evolved to protect their wonderful fruits. I have been growing both for a...Continue reading

10 Frozen Garden Treats that POP!

Spread the loveAfter a long morning in the garden, when you are too tired to cook, you’ll be thrilled to nosh on these refreshing homemade and possibly homegrown popsicles.  With the abundance of summer, you should be able to produce...Continue reading

How to Design a Dog Friendly Yard

Spread the loveWhite picket fences, green grass, a dog in the backyard and 2.4 children per household was once the American dream. Now we know that the picket fence is an English ideal and if you have a dog frolicking...Continue reading

Meet My Homesteading Neighbor: Demi Stearns

Spread the loveWhen I think of a garden that I want to emulate, I think of Demi Stearns’ garden. Her property, at 80’ across and 303’ deep, hosts a little more than half planted gardens and half naturalized woods. With...

Growing a Beverage Garden in Florida

Spread the loveInspired by the beverage garden at Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, I have been researching and planting a drinkable landscape. Shrubs which produce berries, perennial herbs and fruiting trees are some of the additions you can make to...Continue reading

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