‘Expert’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Expert Researching

The internet is a fine and wonderful thing. However it has caused our society to develop certain schizophrenic tendencies when it comes to expertise. Let me illustrate with the sad tale of The Skeptic and The Garden Expert.

Rites of Spring

Ah spring, that season when hope triumphs over past experiences for gardeners. Not long ago I was out working in my garden and pondering the connection between what I was doing and the spring activities that have gone on since the dawn of time. some things just have to happen out in the garden every

Are Native Plants Better?

Recently I’ve noticed  whispers in the gardening world about how native plants are the thing for “responsible gardeners” to grow. The underlying reason seems to be that a native plant is always superior to anything else. Is this true? Today you will find most nurseries carry some native plants. Even plant breeders have gotten into the act.

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The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.Chinese Proverb
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