a bin full of compost

The goal of home composting is to support nature’s self-regenerating power in ways that work harmoniously with the needs of your back yard. Many people start composting for practical reasons. Home composting your leaves, grass clippings, garden waste and food scraps reduces the amount of garbage you generate. Plus, compost is essential for a great garden, and starting your own pile ensures a free, regular supply.

Al's Garden Recipe

This soup has a creamy texture and is thick with lentils, sweet potato and pumpkin that melt into a delectable and hearty dinner. If you prefer a lighter soup, add more stock to thin the base, or try adding more coconut milk for a savory and unique taste.

September is Houseplant Month
A healthy lawn

When you talk about fall lawn care it’s mostly all about aeration, seeding, and fertilizing. But there is one more critical element that can help your lawn and garden actually benefit from the nutrients in the soil – Lime.

grass kissed with dew

As the heat of summer gives way to the cooler, crisper days of fall, it is time to switch your gardening focus from watering and dead-heading to preparing your yard for fall and winter. Whether you are reseeding, fertilizing or redoing your lawn, fall is the best time of the year. Your lawn will respond better to all your efforts, especially in the months of September and early October.

September is Houseplant Month
September is Houseplant Month
September is Houseplant Month

I don’t know about you, but I love Fall. It must be all those back to school pictures on Facebook, and the anticipation of Friday night football games. It’s especially fun when you decorate for the season with wreaths, and by adding pumpkins, hay bales and cornstalks, you can really take it all the way through Halloween and on to Thanksgiving.

Fall Heuchera

In the Pacific Northwest we are fortunate to have a seasonal weather pattern this is ideal for gardeners to plant in the fall. Our normally dry, warm fall days allow for root growth before the winter months arrive.