Garden Glossary

Posted by on March 21, 2013

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Acidic soil: Acidic soil: The pH scale is logarithmic, from 0 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Soil with a pH level below 7 is acidic. The lower the pH, the more acidic it is. Acidic soil is also referred to as sour soil.     Alkaline soil: The pH scale is logarithmic, from 0 […]


GrowIt! There’s an app for that

Posted by on July 23, 2014

GrowIt! collage

This profile is a departure from highlighting an emergent in the field of horticulture; this post is about an emergent product called GrowIt! created by Seth Reed and Mason Day, co-founders of GrowIt! Here is an interview on how GrowIt! came to be, and following this account is a profile of Mason Day. This is […]


Plants With Benefits: Rosemary Vinegar

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Rosemary vinegar materials Gardening With Confidence®

Rosemary is a plant with benefits of another kind. Rosemary is known as the herb for remembrance. The phrase, rosemary for remembrance most often references the character Ophelia’s words in William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. Shakespeare’s famous scene from Hamlet features an increasingly unbalanced Ophelia, who talks, sings, and babbles about her father’s death, to her brother, Laertes. […]


July Garden Inspiration

Posted by on July 2, 2014

Helen's Haven

My sister-in-law, Charmaine Yoest,  visited recently, and with the lovely moment of her near to my hand, her words of praise gladdened my heart. “What changed…and what did you do…how long has it been since I was here last?” The garden has grown. Even I noticed it this year; after visualizing her Helen’s Haven for nearly […]