Category Archives: Bees

Increasing Yield 9-4-19

In Permaculture* Design, we are always working to increase yield in our land while always increasing fertility and restoring top soil. In modern agriculture, yield is more of a statistic than a measure of viability of the land. The USDA … Continue reading

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Garden Walking – The Garden Daily Walkabout 6-27-19

If you have a garden you know the old saying. “The best fertilizer there is the shadow of the gardener.” In that vein, spreading that shadow around the garden is a big part of not only the care of a … Continue reading

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Early Summer at Hillside Gardens

It has once again gotten unseasonably hot. We are a month ahead due to the weather and it has been a scramble to get everything planted for summer, and clear the beds of bolting plants from the winter crops. We … Continue reading

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Spring Harvesting -Wild herbs and Vegetables March 2019

It’s wild herb harvest time. The world is full of flowers and bees, greens and good things to eat. This morning I went out in the cool crisp spring air to pick some flowers for the house, this being such … Continue reading

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Spring Tonic Time 3-12-19

Here it is the first week in March and already we’re having weather in the 70s. It’s sunny outside and lovely. Here at Hillside Gardens, we’re trying to catch up on the seasonal transitions. It’s a month early as I … Continue reading

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The Herb Garden 1-16-2019

My garden started out as a raw hillside of red Georgia clay that you couldn’t get a pick axe in unless it had rained. Most of it was either barely growing Bermuda grass, eroded down to the bedrock, covered in … Continue reading

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A Treasure Plant – Sida rhombifolia

Sida rhombivolia aka Wireweed, Broom Jute By Diann Dirks 9-27-18 Flowers and developing seed capsules Photograph by: Fagg, M. Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens Here is one of those amazing plants that just blow the mind with their … Continue reading

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