I believe in supporting botanical gardens. Botanical gardens not only showcase and conserve different plants, but they also play a key role in educating people on the wonders of plants and gardening.
What is good soil? Many gardeners would jump in and say loam, that elusive perfect mix of clay, silt and sand. In the real world, however, our urban soil is less than perfect. What can we do to make our soil sing?
A couple weeks ago, I gave a #GroundChat presentation on growing and gardening with clay soil. A seemingly mundane topic quickly became controversial over the suggestion to love and work with clay soil rather than focusing on amending it.
“Most attempts at changing soil are as successful as getting your chain-smoking uncle to give up cigarettes.” Owen Dell, Landscape Architect and Sustainable Landscaping pioneer