Topic: Garden

I Love Bindweed

In the world of permaculture, this weed has a worthy job to do. I love bindweed. (Or morning glory, if that’s what you prefer to call it, or Convolvulus, if you’re a proper geek.) …

READ MORE

Aphids 101: Methods to Outsmart the Little Vampires

Few things crash the garden party harder than the arrival of aphids. In an instant, visions of effortless harvest and flawless plants come to an abrupt halt. One of the first pests …

READ MORE

Gifts that Grew

What grows in your home or garden that came from somewhere else—not purchased, not even as a formal gift, but a garden-to-garden sharing, like sourdough starter? We asked a few of …

READ MORE

Garden Like a Boss: A Mod Solution to a Modern Dilemma

I invite you to consider the following irony: Agri­cul­ture is the foundation of civilization. By cultivating plants and animals, we developed the means to grow our tribes into vil …

READ MORE

Garden Like a Boss: The Boss Always Flushes

We live in a desert. (Well, technically, we live in a steppe). It’s easy to forget that sometimes, especially when we live in a city lush with trees, lawns and golf courses. It’s e …

READ MORE

Briefly Noted

What’s new around town. Bicycle/pedestrian safety grant On average, 839 bicycle/motor vehicle collisions occurred 2011-2013; 909 pedestrians were struck by motor vehicles in Utah. …

READ MORE

Garden Like a Boss

Creating beneficial insect habitat: Lacewings, lady bugs and mantis, oh my! —by James Loomis Now, this is not another article about bees, or any other pollinators for that matter. …

READ MORE

Garden Like a Boss: Maxxin’ the Spring Garden

Goodbye ice, goodbye snow. Good­bye frozen fingers, see you later frozen toes. Hello, wee bit of daylight after dinnertime. Nice to have you back sunshine. Although February freque …

READ MORE

Gardening Trends

CATALYST isn’t big on rehashing materials from marketing and publicity firms. But once a year, one organization produces a press release that makes us, well, swoon. It’s the Garden …

READ MORE

290 6c16f95e5837b7a15cc22a32eb72fad8 m

Garden Like A Boss: How to Prune for Bumper Fruit

Every year, without fail, I’m ready to declare “SPRING!” months before the calendar gives consent. Sometime in February, when a 48-degree day feels like T-shirt weather, the soil p …

READ MORE

289 f5207093f4bafcb21c0c017e46b49f6e m

Garden Like a Boss: Begin Your Garden Now

The seed is one of the most powerful and resilient biological technologies on the planet. A magical time capsule for plant life, it contains the ability to not only store a potenti …

READ MORE

288 d383d2a7f18b38f50f531c6f6759cc5a m

Garden Like a Boss: Biochar 101

Here’s the scoop about the Next New Thing in the gardening world. —by James Loomis Biochar. This soil amendment has accrued more accolades than perhaps any other soil amendment sin …

READ MORE

Build soil from now till spring!

The makings of deep mulch, sheet mulch and leaf mold –by James Loomis Call me a dirt perv, but few things are sexier to me than luscious, rich, fertile garden soil. When it comes …

READ MORE

Screen Shot 2015 11 12 at 5.28.01 PM

From Greenhouses to Garden Cloaks

Extend your growing season! —by James Loomis Fall is upon us, gracing us with her limitless bounty and increasingly frequent nippy nights. As the season shifts, the sun takes on a …

READ MORE

Screen Shot 2015 09 29 at 12.33.31 PM

Cultivating the Art of Gardening

“I was eating the cheapest of chain foods,” recalls Michael Cundick. Fast food and ramen. Awful stuff, he says. Another life, only four years ago, on tour with his self-described e …

READ MORE

 
 
X