Pool Area Refresh

My favorite part about Hen and Chix is helping to transform someone’s lawn.  I had so much fun working with the Ross family to freshen up their pool area.  Our kiddos played, we bonded and in the end they had a fresh space to spend their Summer. We started by trimming back the ground cover, […]

Potato Vine Project

For the past couple weeks – every time I drove past our house – I noticed my out of control potato vines and how I needed to trim them. Today, I decided to break my gardening rut and try to root the potato vine from cuttings.  This is easily done with Ivy so let’s see […]

A little effort, a big reward

Thank you Katie for sharing your photos. The liriope grass  had taken over and the rocks were sinking.  You only get the benefit of seeing the space after the storm.  They cleaned out all the rocks, dug out all the liriope grass and leveled the ground.  Once this was done they put the rocks back and planted […]

Your plants might still have life

Don’t give up hope on your plants.  Not yet!  Our season is late getting started and what looks completely dead might just surprise you.  You just need a little patience.  And for those of you that know me, I’m sure you are laughing since I’m not patient in most situations. The tree pictured here is […]

Aphids, Anyone?

From the desk of an Environmental Scientist… I love Spring! I love the birds chirping, the trees with their bright green leaves, the flowers starting to bloom and new growth on the horizon.  Especially after our crazy cold winter that seemed to drag on forever, it really feels like a rebirth this year. I’m enjoying the […]

I made a succulent wreath…

I am so excited to say that I made a succulent wreath.  I actually made two of them!  Needless to say I am a tiny bit proud of myself.  Now, if I can keep them alive. Every year we do Christmas with two other families and this year I decided to make something.  I try […]

Thrifty and Green Gardening

Gardening does not have to break the bank.  I am a huge believer in sharing plants.  Just follow these three simple steps: Dig it up, split it up and share it. When you are cleaning up your lawn and thinning out plants think twice before you toss it.  Now, if it is a weed – […]