Grow a Living Wall with Shawna Coronado

by Seasonal Wisdom on November 12, 2015

Building a living wall Perhaps you have a small garden, and want to use that patio wall more effectively. Maybe you have a bad back and would prefer not to bend over. Or, maybe you just want an attractive place to grow your favorite plants. Whatever the reason, there are lots of different types of living walls, and they are easy to grow with the right gardening tips – whether it’s a sunny kitchen garden or a shady side yard.

To learn more about living walls, Seasonal Wisdom sat down recently with Shawna Coronado, book author, keynote speaker and media spokesperson.  She also agreed to give one lucky winner a copy of her new book. But hurry! This giveaway won’t last long.  Congratulations to Jess B. for winning this random drawing. All photos copyright Shawna Coronado. Read the full article →


Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

by Seasonal Wisdom on October 7, 2015

Apples and flowers at Shakespeare Garden in Central ParkEven in the world’s largest cities you can still find natural beauty and quiet serenity.

The Shakespeare Garden in Central Park is a good example. Just blocks from New York City’s busy streets, this delightful, four-acre garden has stone walkways, old-fashioned herbs, exuberant flowers and even apples, all dedicated to William Shakespeare. Come along on an early-September tour of this hidden gem. Read the full article →

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Growing and Harvesting Watermelons

October 2, 2015

However you slice them, watermelons are delicious and nutritious fruit to feature in your kitchen and garden. Best of all, this fruit can be easy to grow if you pay attention to a few gardening guidelines. Shown above are two ‘Black Diamond’ watermelons almost ready to harvest at my home. Learn some of my favorite […]

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A Late Summer Garden Tour

August 28, 2015

The days are growing shorter. The neighborhood kids are back at school. And my little suburban garden is transitioning from summer to fall. Some plants performed wonderfully this growing season. Other plants didn’t do as well. Here’s a little virtual tour of what’s happening here, as well as some plants that are new to the […]

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Video Review of Troy-Bilt Bronco Axis Tiller

August 26, 2015

Earlier this season, Seasonal Wisdom reviewed the new Troy-Bilt Bronco Axis Tiller and gave it a test spin. Here’s your chance to watch this tiller in action. This two-minute video shows me tilling a new garden bed with organic compost for better soil texture and quality. As you’ll see, the Troy-Bilt Bronco Axis tiller is […]

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Troy-Bilt Garden Tool Giveaway

August 20, 2015

One of my favorite aspects of serving as a 2015 Troy-Bilt Saturday6 blogger is that I’m able to review some of the company’s newest garden products – and pass along some of these high quality garden tools on to a lucky Seasonal Wisdom reader. Enter to win this Troy-Bilt Garden Tool Giveaway (valued at more […]

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Fenway Farms Scores Home Run for Red Sox

July 23, 2015

“Take 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 […]

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Growing Artichokes at Home

July 16, 2015

Whether 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.

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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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