Gardening By Moon Signs

I’ve been doing it for four years and it’s made my life easier. Wait! The lunar ingress is not the same thing as the moon phase. But it is old folk wisdom, a part of biodynamic farming, and it’s very worthy of your consideration. So sure, either you believe the moon…

cut flower farm winnipeg

Manitoba’s Flower Farmers

Bring local flowers in to your life. There are several farms around Winnipeg that grow gorgeous blooms in big bouquets and buckets. And let’s admire that they are mostly women wassssup female farmers. Chances are they supply a market or independent florist near you, too, so keep an eye out…

Amorpha fructicosa

About Amorpha

Laaaaaaaave legumes. Love saying “legume”, love writing “legume”, love leaves of legumes, tell me you don’t love legumes and I will call you a liah!  Let’s leaf sweet peas and snap peas and beans out of it (for now) and jump straight to three you maybe didn’t know you can…

prairie sage salvia fescue

Study of Silver: Artemisia

Something about silver foliage makes me think of bones, stars, and heavenly energies. I have this thing for moon gardens, and it seems to be a lot of silver plants prefer sand, too. Silver foliage on a plant implies it knows how to conserve water by reflecting light and reducing wind desiccation…

Heirloom Wheat

Sowing Heirloom Wheat

Hallelujah for things you can sow direct before last frost! Spring wheat is one such soul. How do I love growing heirloom wheat? Oh, let me count the ways: 1. Aforementioned: you can sow it in March, or as soon as the soil is workable. 2. You can harvest your…

Strawberry Seduction Achillea

Introductory Achillea

If there’s one flower I will always grow, it’s the incomparable and steadfast yarrow. The name Achillea comes from Achilles, the mythological war hero who treated his troops with it. This plant has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties, good to know if ever you find yourself bleeding to death on the battlefield.…