Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Chives greet me early in the spring. They beckon a season of flavors and the seasonal transition between the outdoors and indoors.

I truly adore the fact that I can step outside the kitchen door and snip herbs for any meal. It brings me joy to see my kids scramble eggs in the morning and think nothing of walking out for the herbs they want for the morning's omlette.

I like to have rosemary, sage and savory planted, as well as marjoram, oregano and  parsley, these are all perennial. And each year I fill pots with basil for caprese salad and pesto.