Yarrow is a beautiful perennial plant that attracts pollinators!

bouquet of yarrow

I love yarrow (Achillea millefolium).  If I could, I’d have a whole field full of yarrow in all its glorious colors.  Be aware, though, that yarrow is a super spreader!  I planted some white yarrow in two different areas a few years ago and each year I work at removing new seedlings from the front … Read more

Hell Strip Project Day 2

I first heard the term “Hell Strip” in our Master Gardener Intern year Water Conservation class.  It’s that narrow piece of yard between the sidewalk and the street.  In my yard it’s been mostly weeds, as we don’t have a sprinkler system and we don’t water the yard.  The reason this was discussed in class … Read more

2018 Accomplishments

I often begin the New Year with a few lofty goals and, like most everyone else, they fall away by the time the calendar page turns to February.  This year, I tried something a little different.  I spent a couple of hours assessing the past year and planning for the coming year.  To do so, … Read more