Having a productive homestead doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice beauty! These are various posts I have written over the years about helpful plants, beautiful garden spaces, outdoor projects and our own homestead design. I hope these give you some inspiring ideas to use in your own home and garden.

artichokeOutside on our homestead:

Front Yard Update
Phase III: Pathways + Drip Irrigation
Phase II: Irrigation, Sod Removal, Soil Prep + Planting
Phase I: Homestead Garden Design
Front Yard Update (Our Former Homestead)
Homestead Design (Our Former Homestead)

Inside our homestead:

Bedroom Facelift
Living Room Facelift
Rustic Modern Bathroom Remodel
Juniper’s Room
Kitchen Facelift (Former Homestead)
Bedroom Facelift (Former Homestead)
Bathroom Remodel (Former Homestead)

Vegetable garden plans from the last several years:

2015 Vegetable Garden Plan
2014 Vegetable Garden Plan
2013 Vegetable Garden Plan
2011 Vegetable Garden Plan

Various garden projects:

Crushed Rock Pathways
Bean Play Teepee
Cat-Proof Raised Beds
Building Raised Beds
Chicken Coop/Shed Combo
How to Install Drip Irrigiation
Patio & Pergola: Lessons Learned
NaturalYards: Raised Bed Kit Review
Paver Driveway
Paver Patio

sunshine-blueberry-ripeningUseful plants:

Early Flowering plants: Part i
Early Flowering plants: Part ii
Problem Solver: Sunshine Blueberry
Problem Solver: Evergreen Huckleberry
Problem Solver: Salal
Problem Solver: Strawberry Tree
Edible Ground Covers
High Desert Plants
Early Fall-Coloring Trees
Artichokes Planted as a Hedge
Flowering Perennials for Clay Soil
Plants for Winter Interest
Winter Blooming Witchhazel


asparagus-crownsOther popular garden posts:

My Favorite Tomato Varieties
Planting Tomatoes Outside
How to Plant Tomatoes
Seed Starting Basics
Growing Asparagus
Inviting Birds into the Garden
Planting an Herb Spiral
Planting Fall Garlic
Spraying Fruit Trees
Planting Potatoes: Double Dig Method
Easy Spring Vegetables


joshua-tree-explorersSome inspiring gardens I have had the pleasure of visiting:

Joshua Tree
San Diego Botanical Garden
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Highline
Mount Vernon
Washington DC Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden
Brooklyn Botanical Garden

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