Garden Design Tips from P. Allen Smith

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,… [Continue Reading]

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The 20/30 Something Garden Guide

No one is born with a green or brown thumb. We all need a little help developing our gardening skills from time to time. Sometimes those skills are passed on from generation to generation, if you’re lucky. But more likely than not, they aren’t. Dee… [Continue Reading]

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Tomato Tips

It’s easy to understand why tomatoes are the most popular food to grow in the garden. Tomatoes taste so much better straight from the vine. Store-bought tomatoes just don't compare. To get your homegrown tomatoes off to a great start, here are some… [Continue Reading]

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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

There is "much virtue in herbs, little in men," wrote Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanac during the 18th century. More than 200 years later, herbs are still wildly popular in the garden and kitchen. As for the virtue in men . . .  I'll let… [Continue Reading]

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Growing Poppies in The Garden

Poppies are easy to love. The flowers mix beautifully with roses, lavenders and other perennials, and provide a romantic, carefree look to any garden. Best of all, poppies are easy to grow from seeds, and many of them reseed to provide beauty year after… [Continue Reading]

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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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The Treasures of Flora Illustrata

December 8, 2014

Imagine having access to one of the most comprehensive libraries about plants and gardens anywhere in the world. Well, that feat is easier now with a gorgeous new book called Flora Illustrata, which spans more than eight centuries with illustrations of rare manuscripts, iconic books, engravings and botanical drawings. One example is “Vue de Tour […]

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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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United States School Garden Army of WW I

October 28, 2014
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With kids back in school now, Seasonal Wisdom reflects back on an inspiring World War I program that made millions of children “soldiers of the soil” in the United States School Garden Army – and growing your own food educational and patriotic. Nearly 100 years later, Seasonal Wisdom sits down with University of California academic […]

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Vegetable Garden Tips for Healthy Foods

October 10, 2014
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What started as a weedy patch in a California backyard is now a healthy, thriving vegetable garden with plenty of homegrown food to share with neighbors and friends. Take a mini-tour of this vegetable garden and learn how this clever gardener created her own DIY kitchen garden.

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Writing for Craftsy

July 29, 2014
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If you’re looking for more gardening ideas and projects, be sure to check out my new feature articles at Craftsy. You’ll find my gardening tips on everything from planting succulents to growing roses organically on this popular online educational platform.

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Find the Power Spot in Your Garden

June 30, 2014
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Gardens are magical places, which can restore our spirits and bring us closer to nature’s miracles. Often our gardens have a “power spot,” which is a just a bit more special and noteworthy than other places in our yards. To learn more, Seasonal Wisdom turned to Jan Johnsen, author of Heaven is a Garden – […]

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Sensational Container Garden Designs

June 5, 2014
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What makes some container garden designs sing and sparkle, while others seem to fizzle out? For answers, Seasonal Wisdom turned to horticulturist and garden designer Nancy Wallace, who designs more than 300 containers a year for her clients in the Atlanta-Metro area (Zone 7B). This stunning full shade container is one example. It features Carex […]

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73 Ways to Design Food Gardens

May 18, 2014
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Growing vegetables, fruits, grains and herbs at home can be done with an amazing amount of style. That’s quite clear from the 73 edible garden designs in the new book Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki Jabbour. If you’re looking for creative ways to grow food, this book is a wonderful resource. You’ll find food garden […]

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Tomato Tips

May 3, 2014
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It’s easy to understand why tomatoes are the most popular food to grow in the garden. Tomatoes taste so much better straight from the vine. Store-bought tomatoes just don’t compare. To get your homegrown tomatoes off to a great start, here are some of Seasonal Wisdom’s favorite tomato tips and recipes…

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