Monthly Archives: July 2011

Smart Gardening in Hot Weather

When it’s this hot out, it’s difficult to do any yard work. I pretty much leave my garden to fend for itself, with a couple of exceptions: Watering my trees: Casey Trees recommends 25 gallons of water per week during … Continue reading

Posted in Garden, Kingstowne Patch, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Oh My!

About a month ago, I was invited by Nalls Produce in Franconia (Fairfax), Virginia, to attend one of their gardening classes. I wasn’t able to make the herb class that I was invited to, but I was very graciously invited … Continue reading

Posted in Garden, Garden Event, Local, Local Business, Pollinators | Leave a comment

Musings on Corporate Agriculture

I’m currently reading A World Without Bees, by Allison Benjamin and Brian McCallum. I know this is not a new sentiment, but all I can think about while I’m reading this book is: we have got to get away from … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Leave a comment


I’d mentioned in an earlier post that I have a plethora of Rudbeckia in my yard this year. And now they’re blooming like mad! This one is one of the transplants from last year. It didn’t take much time for … Continue reading

Posted in Garden | Leave a comment

GROW: Marigolds

As part of the SeedGROW project, I’m growing “Yellow Splash” Marigolds. These are Renee’s Garden seeds, and they are wonderful just because of that (I’ve had really great success with this brand.) Sadly, I’m not expecting much from them; because … Continue reading

Posted in SeedGROW | 4 Comments