The Joy of Buying Plants

Talk to any gardener and they will tell you how much they love buying new plants. Yes, I save seeds from my garden, and yes, I start seeds inside every spring, and yes I plant perennials so that I don’t have to buy new every year…but it’s just so much fun! Rutgers Day was this…

Weed Cloth: A Rant

A rant, but also some good advice for starting a garden… DO NOT USE WEED CLOTH! Learn from my mistakes; below you’ll find out why weed cloth is such a mistake, but you can also stop reading and just trust me that mulch makes a better weed barrier than any weed cloth you will find…

Tulips

Happy Spring! The tulips are just about to bloom!

Creeping Phlox

I planted this phlox two years ago and it’s at least quadrupled in size. It will get even bigger this year. I planted two other colors at the same time, but they haven’t done nearly as well. I don’t know if it’s grown so well because of the variety or where it’s planted, but I think…