It’s easy to get carried away by the virtues of lavender. Here are the somber reasons to plant it: Drought tolerant Deer resistant Easy care (cut back once a year) There are lots of fun reasons too: Fragrant Flowers come in colors from white to deep purple Graceful stems that brush your ankles as you walk by Don’t forget the useful reasons: As Linnie shows in our video you can make lavender wands and wreaths. It’s essential as part of Herbes de Provence, and also a novel addition…
Do you have a small garden? Make it do double-duty as a space for outdoor entertaining and growing edibles. Garden designer Susan Morrison is an expert on small space landscapes and she gave us quick design…
Sometimes we all need a hand. If your favorite seeds are in the “hard-to-start” category, we have tips for you on techniques to give them a hand and get growing. The three basic methods for…
How can I find my USDA plant hardiness zone? Click on THIS LINK for the new 2012 USDA plant hardiness zone map. You can search it by zip code. Do you live in an area (like Nevada County) with varied terrain…
It’s easy to get carried away by the virtues of lavender. Here are the somber reasons to plant it: Drought tolerant Deer resistant Easy care (cut back once a year) There are lots of fun reasons too:…
The bountiful look and fragrance of containers of herbs make them popular with gardeners of all experience levels. Keep them handy to your kitchen door, next to the grill, or as edible decor on your front…
More U.S. gardeners will be planting vegetables this spring, a boom that started in 2009 and increases each year. The recent USDA approval of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa fanned public anxiety about…
I just wanted to say thank you for your weekly videos via email. I have found each and every one so useful and beautifully presented. No hype, no selling, just help and support for this wonderful field or organic gardening. May you be blessed in return with much health and prosperity. Thank you for your kindness and support in doing these videos. Namaste and Aloha!
Donna Shipley Says:
Jun 26th, 2011 at 6:31 am
Just want to echo what Barbara said, I really love these weekly videos and appreciate you for making them. Thanks you for your kindness and support. Peace and Light:)
Jon Brousseau Says:
Jun 26th, 2011 at 7:43 am
Great info.I like the video’s too.Thank you all.Have a great day
John Phillips Says:
Jun 26th, 2011 at 6:10 pm
We have a lavender farm nearby and they sell these wonderful lavender wands and other lavender products. Lavender seems like a good fit for our market garden, and I’ve been trialing a few varieties to see which do best. I appreciate all the weekly videos from Peaceful Valley, but especially this one. It was nicely done, lots of information, all of it helpful and succinct. Now I’m ready to try making some lavender wands. I’m sure my 12 yr. old daughter, who loves both lavender and crafts, will take this on with gusto! Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work - and yes, we agree, grow organic for life!
Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Jul 7th, 2011 at 10:58 am
Barbara, Donna, Jon and John, Thank you all for your kind words. We’re so happy you’re enjoying the videos and finding them useful. That’s why we make them! Please let us know topics you’d like us to cover in the future.