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All Planted Out

On a perfect cool, cloudy, comfortable day, gardeners worked all day long to get seeds and seedlings into the ground. Bed selection …

Planting Trees

Food and flowers aren’t all we plant here at the Garden at 485 Elm. The “back 40” is what we call the …

Gardeners edge grass away from an unplanted garden bed

A Perfect Day in May

After nearly two inches of rain, the soil was moist, fluffy, and perfect for gardening.

Transplanting Edible Perennials

Today we relocated two perennials: asparagus and French sorrel. The right time is when the roots are robust but the plant hasn’t …

Glimpses of Spring in the Garden

The first nibbles of French sorrel peek through the soil. French sorrel is among the earliest and latest crops available to gardeners.