Category Archives: Flowering plants’

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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Spring Tonic Herbs

Here in NE Georgia we have had a one month early spring. If that doesn’t get you moving in the garden or homestead, nothing will. Fruit trees are in blossom, bulb flowers up and blooming along the roads and in … 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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Summer transition for fall/winter gardening

Fellow gardeners and greenies, in most parts of the country fall doesn’t have to be the end of your gardening or food production. In more northern areas double walled hoop houses well anchored and heated by a rocket mass stove … Continue reading

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The Value of Trees

The Value of Trees By Diann Dirks 4-18-2018   Here in Georgia, in the NE section, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are surrounded by trees. When my husband and I first arrived here over 12 years … Continue reading

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