After the Apocalypse, My Garden will Only be Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm, also known as balm mint or simply, balm, is a lovely lemon-scented leaf in the mint family, and true to its family name, it will take over in a minute if, you let it. According to Wikipedia, the maximum height is 59 inches, so just a few inches shorter than me. I’ve watched…

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…

Life Finds a Way

We’re still finding stuff in the yard—pieces of concrete, large stones, broken pieces of wood fencing—gifts from Hurricane Sandy. If they’re nice stones, I put them in the patch of my patio that is covered with stones, if they’re long enough pieces of wood, I add them to the garden border, but usually the other shrapnel…

A Fresh Start

I’m starting to get the garden prepared after a long winter. With the early February warmth, and the late March snow, the weeds got a head start and my own planting was stalled. But, it’s been a beautiful weekend and it’s really never too late to start when it comes to the garden. I wish…