Tag: gardening tips

Gardening Tip: Shredded Paper as Garden Mulch

Gardening Tip: Shredded Paper as Garden Mulch

Junk mail and newspapers are two of my best crops, sprouting up everywhere inside the house, covering surfaces like kudzu. Solution: shredded paper as garden mulch. Before you hyperventilate and say, “NO! NO! NO! It robs the soil of nitrogen, adds toxins, and is ugly […]

Flower Aristocracy: Grand Dames of the Garden

Flower Aristocracy: Grand Dames of the Garden

Regale Lily, one of my favorite flowers, beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow. As a guest speaker at the Vashon Island Garden Tour, I’m about to grab my gardening soapbox and expound on the wonders of my favorite flowers: Roses, Peonies, Lilies and Dahlias.  I […]