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sustainability

  • Design

    Plants for a Rain Garden

    Why Plant a Rain Garden? Aside from being beautiful, a rain garden can serve a functional purpose in protecting our environment. Human action has created a storm runoff problem. Parking…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    What’s the Big Deal About Native Plants

    The Debate About Natives A debate rages in the gardening world about the role of native plants. Purists say only American native plants are appropriate for our gardens and landscapes.…

  • How-To

    How Sustainable Is Your Landscape?

    Smart gardeners everywhere are jumping on the sustainable bandwagon. And when you consider all the payoffs of a sustainable landscape, it’s not hard to understand why. It typically uses less…

  • Raised Garden next to a house
    How-To

    Are Pressure Treated Woods Safe in Garden Beds?

    Gardeners have used pressure-treated wood for decades in raised beds and as posts, but on December 31, 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the sale of lumber treated with…