Climate Change and Our Gardens

As passionate gardeners, we keep wondering how the changing climate is affecting our gardens. We therefore noticed when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated its plant hardiness zone map on January 25, 2012.¬†Throughout much of the U.S., the map is a half-zone (5 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than its 1990 predecessor. Gardeners rely on plant […]

Soil Dwelling Community

Deep under their blanket of leaves and wood chips, the¬†tiniest members of my community lie fast asleep. Their hard work is done for the season, and they are taking a well-deserved rest. They are seasonal workers, and they work hard in the spring, summer and fall, assisting me in my garden with dozens of gardening […]