The Summer of YouTube and Learning About Ant Lions

For the first summer in a decade, rather than blogging throughout the growing season, I’ve been consistently updating the YouTube channel of mynjgarden.com with garden tours, featured plant videos and garden happenings. The audience has grown over the past few months to 468 subscribers as of today and it’s exciting to engage with gardeners in … Read more

Spring Cleanup and Garden To-Dos

These are the first signs that the yard wants to wake up for the season. The dafodils are just starting to poke up through the mulch. Time to clean up and make way for all the new growth that’s about to start happening. First thing to do was to clean up the still standing perennial … Read more

Gardening Increases Calm and Resilience

The Nanking cherries are blooming and the red haven peach tree has started as well. By late morning, pollinators are buzzing around them. The hellabores have bloomed and so have the daffodils. The tulips are coming up, but I haven’t seen the buds yet. Horseradish leaves are emerging along with the rhubarb but asparagus hasn’t … Read more