Blog Archives: Garden + Chickens
Blog Archives: Local Kansas City
Native Plant Sale and Butterfly Event this Saturday
One of my favorite places, the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, will host a native plant sale and Monarch butterfly educational event this Saturday, September 16, from 9:30-2pm. There will be native perennials, wildflowers, trees, and grasses for sale, along with giveaways, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Learn more about the event and why I love the Discovery Center.
Friday Links: Dwell’s Modern Collection at Target, Wonderscope Gets a New Home, and a Master Gardener Spring Seminar
My attention is usually focused on home design, kid stuff, and gardening, so this week’s link roundup is right up my alley. I hope you enjoy it, too!
I Was Featured in a Backyard Farming Article for Realtor Magazine
I am delighted to share that I was featured in a recent issue of Realtor Magazine. The article, titled The Rise of the Backyard Farm, focuses on some of the challenges that real estate agents can face with the growing popularity of backyard chickens, beekeeping, and other small-scale agricultural activities. It was a fun interview, and I’m happy for the opportunity to bring awareness about urban agriculture to my peers.
Sarah’s Brookside Garden Update
Even after a fruitful crop of spring veggies and now a full, lush summer plot, I’m still giving my garden a “B-minus” grade. I also have a question for mommies who garden…
How to Make The Best Tomato Cages In Kansas City (or Anywhere Else)
Mister Snodgrass and I spent some quality time working on the garden recently, and the biggest priority was to make a few extra tomato cages. There is no way I will use the small store-bought cages; they are far too small to allow your tomatoes to reach their full potential. Here’s my quick guide on how to build the best tomato cages in Kansas City (or anywhere else).
Don’t Plant that Pear! Why We Shouldn’t Plant Bradford Pear Trees
I recently learned that one of the most common trees in our landscape, the Bradford Pear, is an invasive species. Surprised? Most people are. In this post, I explain why you should avoid planting Bradford Pears, and I offer some appropriate alternatives.
Best Tomato Varieties for Kansas City Backyard Gardens
Summer is in full swing, and peak tomato season has finally arrived. Here’s a list of my favorite tomato varieties for the Kansas City backyard gardener.
Backyard Chickens in Winter: How We Keep Our Hens Healthy and Laying Eggs Throughout Kansas City’s Cold Season
Cold Kansas City winters can present challenges to keeping backyard chickens. Here are a few things we’ve learned about keeping them healthy and productive.
Lee’s Summit Approves Urban Chicken Ordinance
It is time to update my chicken chart once again, because our fair suburban township to the east, Lee’s Summit, has approved the keeping of urban chickens. Here are the…