A stunning perspective on Japanese Knotweed

Imagine my disbelief today when I learned that, of all the unlikely suspects, Japanese Knotweed is a powerful medicinal plant, potent in holistic healing for Lyme disease patients! Gardeners, ecologists, foresters, wildlife biologists all stand with a monolithic conviction or even a hatred for this invasive, nuisance species. Yeah, this guy. Cringe with me, gardeners. [...]

By | 2013-01-16T15:51:39+00:00 January 16th, 2013|medicinal plants|0 Comments

A sincerely eco-friendly Christmas Tree

Something has always troubled me about the practice of mass cuttings of conifer trees for Christmas trees this time of year. In my adult life I have never once been able to stomach the tradition in my home, and this year a new inspiration hit. The herb, Rosemary, grown organically in container gardening or as [...]

Bluebird house habitat gardening in Burnt Hills, NY

This spring I began native plant garden designs and installation at a property in Burnt Hills that quickly gained the nickname, "the bluebird house," for all of its bluebird visitors. This is an endangered species of Coneflower called Echinacea tenesesis. It's endangered because it's rare, not because it's hard to grow. There is a lot [...]

Hops Orchard Project

This summer I am growing, of my own volition and for my own edification, a hops orchard. At harvest time, in autumn, the hops cones will be sold to Adirondack Brew Pub, the hippest brewery in the Lake George-Saratoga region. Shown in the photos are the teepee structures used for trellising. Hops grow as high [...]

Paradigm Shift, Part 2.

There's so much more to say about the Paradigm Shift we are experiencing, it may take many more blogposts to do it justice. As people realize they will be healthier and save money by learning about ecological gardening and organic lawn care, we see interest growing in home and business owners alike. Run of the [...]