Gardening

Gardening.

Dirt Therapy.

Solace from all the stress of the world around us…

Gardening offers so many mental and physical health benefits! We hope you enjoy our gardening blog and posts related to our adventures in the garden.

Growing Strawflower from Seeds | Everlasting Flower
Flowers | Seed Starting

Growing Strawflower from Seeds | Everlasting Flower

Strawflower brings unique beauty to the garden that endures far beyond bloom time. Many gardeners will save and dry strawflowers for pretty indoor arrangements and crafts. We are so excited to be growing strawflowers, scientifically known as Xerochrysum bracteatum, for the first time this year! We planted the seeds in an egg carton and they…

Identifying & Removing Poison Hemlock in the Backyard Garden
Gardening

Identifying & Removing Poison Hemlock in the Backyard Garden

Imagine finding one of the most toxic plants in the United States in your own backyard! That’s what happened to us when we found a suspicious weed that turned out to be Poison Hemlock. Deadly poison hemlock weed (Conium maculatum) belongs to the Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae) family, along with carrots, parsnips, parsley, fennel, among others,…