Gardening

Fenway Farms Scores Home Run for Red Sox

by Seasonal Wisdom on July 23, 2015

Fenway Farms sign in BostonTake me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd.” But forget about buying me “some peanuts and Cracker Jack,” as the 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer recommends.

I would much rather tour the new 5,000 square foot rooftop farm on top of Fenway Park for Red Sox fans.  Come along with me on an armchair tour of this new innovative urban farm above Boston’s favorite baseball field. Read the full article →

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Growing Artichokes at Home

by Seasonal Wisdom on July 16, 2015

Growing artichokes at home gives you food and flowersWhether it’s the edible unopened buds or the purple choke flowers, there’s a lot to love about growing artichokes at home. The plants also give an interesting vertical structure to your vegetable garden. In this post, Seasonal Wisdom celebrates artichokes! Learn more about planting this pretty perennial in your garden this season. Read the full article →

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A Tiller That Doesn’t Break Your Back

June 9, 2015

If you’re like many gardeners, you may have some rather back-breaking memories of working a rototiller.  I know I did. That’s why I wondered whether I could use this powerful new Troy-Bilt Bronco Axis Garden Rototiller myself to turn my soil, without breaking my back.

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Garden Design Tips from P. Allen Smith

June 2, 2015

Recently, Seasonal Wisdom was honored to attend the 5 year reunion of Garden2Blog with P. Allen Smith and a couple dozen well-known garden bloggers from across the nation. This is the third time I’ve had the pleasure to attend this invitation-only event, and I always bring home plenty of new creative ideas for my home. […]

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A Stroll Through Ventura Botanical Gardens

April 18, 2015

In the foothills overlooking Ventura, California are the rapidly growing seeds of a new botanical garden, specializing in Mediterranean plants. On a recent spring day, Seasonal Wisdom took a quick stroll along the public garden’s demonstration trail and enjoyed breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands in the distance. Here’s an armchair tour of […]

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Garden Tour of Middleton Place

March 23, 2015

What do a famous city in South Carolina, a picturesque old home and six national bloggers have in common? Come along on this tour of one of America’s most important historic gardens and I’ll tell you about it.

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How to Host a Seed Swap

March 1, 2015

Maybe you bought too many flower and vegetable seeds. Or, perhaps you’re lusting for different types of seeds to grow this year. No problem. Why not share the bounty by swapping those seeds with friends and neighbors? Here’s advice from Seasonal Wisdom on how to host a seed swap …

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Designing Gardens with Fine Foliage

February 25, 2015

Flowers are fabulous. But what happens to your garden when those flowers stop blooming? The truth is that foliage really matters if you want gorgeous garden beds or containers.  To help you design your garden with spectacular foliage, renowned author and speaker Christina Salwitz shares her garden tips and plant ideas with Seasonal Wisdom.  Come […]

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Slow Flowers Advice from Debra Prinzing

February 5, 2015

The weather may still be cold and wintery where you live, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create unique and attractive bouquets.  Even better is when you can find the foliage and flowers for those arrangements locally, or from your own garden.  To learn more, Seasonal Wisdom spoke with Debra Prinzing, a Seattle-based advocate for […]

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Tips for a Water-Wise Garden

December 2, 2014

At the end of a quiet leafy street in Santa Barbara, California, lies a small home garden that doesn’t need much water, but is loaded with charm. You won’t find flowering annuals here, but you will find brightly colored foliage and stems. Take a tour of this attractive water-wise garden, and get tips for your own […]

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