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Property tax incentives for urban agriculture via City Farmer

Some states and cities have created tax incentives, like reductions in property taxes or tax rebates, to help encourage urban agriculture. Usually the state legislature passes an enabling statute allowing localities to choose to enact an incentive and giving the locality the authority to establish eligibility criteria, determine the process for granting and maintaining the […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 35 in a series – Beginner’s Guide To Growing Dahlias via Three Acre Farm

Dazzling Dahlias – 35 in a series – Beginner’s Guide To Growing Dahlias via Three Acre Farm It’s hard for me to believe how much dahlias have changed our lives in the last few years… You can read more about it here, but long story short, my husband came home from work one day and […]

Interesting Plant: Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant)

Interesting Plant: Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant) By Okkisafire – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link By Hrushikesh – Own work, Link Discovered this via the article 13 unique and interesting plants to grow in your garden on the Greener Living Blog. There are quite a few plants I will highlight here in future posts. — Douglas […]

10 Helpful Gardening Tips That Actually Helped This Former Plant Killer via Urban Organic Gardener

If you’ve ever failed at something, we know it can be hard to want to try again. Don’t give up! Even the best of the best have killed a plant or two in their days. Read on to learn from this one gardener’s mistakes! “One of my go-to fantasies when life is tough is that […]

Interesting Plant: Fritillaria meleagris (Snake’s head fritillary/Guinea Hen Flower)

Interesting Plant: Fritillaria meleagris (Snake’s head fritillary/Guinea Hen Flower) By Michael Apel – Own work, CC BY 3.0, Link Fritillaria meleagris is a Eurasian species of flowering plant in the lily family.[2][3][4] Its common names include snake’s head fritillary, snake’s head (the original English name), chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, guinea flower, leper lily (because its shape resembled the bell once carried by lepers), Lazarus bell, chequered lily, chequered daffodil, drooping tulip or, in northern Europe, simply fritillary.[5] The […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 33 in a series – Yellow Dahlia via Kristen Fletcher on Flickr

Dazzling Dahlias – 33 in a series – Yellow Dahlia via Kristen Fletcher on Flickr Photo: Kristen Fletcher on Flickr An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Dazzling Dahlias – 20 in a series – Dahlia Garden At The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Dazzling Dahlias – 15 in a […]

Interesting Plant: Protea

Interesting Plant: Protea By Marco Schmidt [1] – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link Discovered this via the article 13 unique and interesting plants to grow in your garden on the Greener Living Blog. There are quite a few plants I will highlight here in future posts. — Douglas Protea /ˈproʊtiːə/[1] is both the botanical name and the English common […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 32 in a series – I dream of DAHLIAS via Flower Hill Farms on YouTube [Video]

Dazzling Dahlias – 32 in a series – I dream of DAHLIAS via Flower Hill Farms on YouTube Here is a look at the dahlia varieties we are growing on our cut flower farm in Upstate NY! An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Dazzling Dahlias – 6 in […]

Gardening Under Oaks: Learning to Love Dry-Shade Plants (Another Before & After) via Gossip in the Garden

Gardening under oak trees is tricky, to say the least. Sensitive to summer irrigation, fertilizers, and root disturbance means creating a garden near an oak tree requires a delicate touch.  That’s why the careful selection and placement of dry-shade-loving plants is critical for the tree’s overall health. Read Gardening Under Oaks: Learning to Love Dry-Shade Plants (Another […]

Interesting Plant: Potentilla fruticosa ‘Goldfinger’

Interesting Plant: Potentilla fruticosa ‘Goldfinger’ The ‘Goldfinger’ will add a long-lasting splash of colour to your garden as the flowers are a vivid buttery yellow colour and appear from May to October. This hardy plant is great for costal locations and its dense and bushy habit makes it the perfect choice for a border. The […]