The Blank Canvas Covered in White

The Blank Canvas Covered in White

When a master painter sits down to create their next work of art, they start at the same point each and every time. They stare at a stark white canvas, void of guides, inspiration, or cues on how or where to start. They impart beauty on this clean slate from images...
Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

We have finally made the turn.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel.  The tide has turned.  We can see the finish line.  In other words, we have shaken off the snow, sleet and dreary grey landscape for greener times – spring is finally here.  While many of...
A February guide to gardening

A February guide to gardening

February may be one of the toughest gardening months of the year – 70 degree weather one day, 30 and snow the next – so what is the home gardener to do during this roller coaster of a month? While you may have a constant eye to the sky, February is actually the...
Some fall gardening tips before the snow falls

Some fall gardening tips before the snow falls

With winter just around the corner many amateur gardeners often resign themselves to watching the leaves fall, putting away the lawn mower and dreaming of a time when the temperatures begin to rise and they can once again get their hands dirty.  While the season is...
The history of mulch

The history of mulch

Sometimes when homeowners tell their friends that the mulch in their yard is made from recycled rubber tires, they get a response like, “you have to be kidding me.” But then when they say that they won’t have to remulch for the next ten years people are astounded. Who...