Soil is at the heart of gardening

Healthy soil grows healthy vibrant gardens.

It’s so frustrating to see so many untrue and unrealistic garden practices being perpetuated in the gardening world. So, it was a pleasure when I came across C.L. Fornari’s Coffee for Roses … and 70 other misleading myths about backyard gardening.

CL Fornari Coffee for Roses

Written on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Book & Product Reviews

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Chris Sabbarese of Corona Tools takes center stage on #groundchat this week. He will be chatting about the essential tools for improving soil. There’s also a GIVEAWAY: A set of Corona’s ComfortGEL garden hand tools. Please join us on Twitter this Friday, May 1 at 2 pm EST/ 1 pm CST/ 11 am PS

hand garden tools

Written on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in #groundchat News

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I love going to Garden Writers meetings, I get to see other garden writers, editors and photographers, listen to the latest and greatest in the garden writer’s world. I am, however, ambivalent about receiving goodie bags filled with garden product. The organizers of the GWA meeting emphasized that in exchange for getting these “gifts,” we are obligated to write about them. Some of these products are great, but others…not so much.

Make Tree & Shrub mycorrhizal inoculant

Written on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Book & Product Reviews

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