Archive for the ‘Landscape and Garden’ Category
This week we are excited to announce that we are posting a week of gardening advice at Curbly! Last January Meg met Chris, the editor-in-chief, at ALT Summit, and hit it off immediately. With a love for creating homemade design to personalize his home and life Chris is a maker, writer, and crafter in the most manly of ways! We joked about how it’s ok for real men to wear pink, love musicals, and still know how to swing a hammer!
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Here is a sneak peak of the topics we will be covering. Check back cause we’ll be updating the links throughout the week and/or look for our garden post header with the set of three plants (at the top of this post) at Curbly.
It’s time to get inspired, get outside, and get gardening! You can do it!
- How to: Choose the Best Spot for Your Garden
- Good vs. Bad Soil: How to Prep Soil for Your Garden
- Top 4 Things to Consider When Picking Plants for Your Garden
- DIY Upcycled Garden Weed Block
- Roundup: DIY Trellis Ideas
The first post is already live so hop on over and tell the Curbly crew we said hello!
From the Farm
Perennials and Annuals are one of the age old debates between gardeners. Some love annuals and use them almost exclusively in their small beds around their homes and businesses. They are also a favorite of commercial landscapers and lawn specialists because they give a quick and easy burst of color and they fill up a bed very nicely and quickly for an entire growing season. Perennials take a little more patience and commitment to the long term development of a landscape design. Perennials can also be a little less time consuming because once they are in they are in for good, and they tend to be a more hardy when the odd cold snap happens late in the year or early in the fall. When used together perennials and annuals can create a beautiful collage of color and bring a wonderful level of intricacy and texture to your landscaping. So without further ado, I’ll give you the ‘This vs. That: Perennials and Annuals’.
Get ready to watch the first little sprouts of your daffodils, tulips, and even iris will start poking their heads above ground soon. Spring is just around the corner and it may not feel like it, but it’s here. It’s always been my favorite moment in gardening, when I wander out to check on the plot and see the first young green shoots breaking ground!
It’s true this year for Christmas my intensely insightful and loving sister presented me with my very own garden journal. So here it is, every month I’ll post a unique or abnormally insightful entry from my Garden Journal just for you, and I’ll include a list of To Do items for that month that will help you follow my progress this year. This is my first entry and since winter is still holding it’s terrible grip on all my green friends, I’m looking forward to warmer days and planning for a productive growing season.
Another exciting development for us are these recently redesigned tufa pots. We still make the large decor bowls we’ve always had but through conversations and feed back on Etsy we felt that many of our wonderful customers wanted something a little smaller, more quaint, and cute. So without further ado I would like to unveil the new and improved ‘Tiny Tufa’!
It’s hard to believe that what seemed like a lifetime in reality equaled a mere 58 days. A lot can happen in 58 days- especially in Hawaii…
As my time here on the island expands, my vision of the Big Island also expands as I learn and see it through the eyes of others. Seeing it through the eyes of natives can be hard as it challenges me at times to re-think my own culture and opinions on certain issues. No matter if I agree with them or not, I’m finding an open-mindedness is necessary in understanding the island as a whole. I’m opening my ears as well as my eyes and listening to the voices of the people on the island. I’m enjoying the process. With only one more week to go, we’ll see what more I see and hear.
We want to see our world transformed into a greener place, and one of the ways to do that is challenge people to relearn the art of gardening. We have a passion for mixed use gardens that are producing functional and healthy foods for our families, while looking good enough to make the neighbors jealous.
I live to discover. My curious spirit is often compared to a child, as I’m always looking out for things I may have never seen or noticed before. Noticing these things in nature is easy here; Hawaii is a place just waiting to unveil new discoveries to those whose eyes are open to its natural beauty.
I’ve come to the conclusion that if there would be a place I could compare the Big Island of Hawaii to, it would be the garden of Eden-except thankfully, Hawaii doesn’t have snakes!