Farm Day: Pick Your Own at Butler’s Orchard

If you’re like me and don’t have space for an orchard in your backyard, there are some great local farms that will be glad to grow your fruit for you. Yesterday we visited one of our favorite farms –Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, MD — to pick our own produce.

Katie’s Garden: Containers & Kids

We love working with all kinds of clients — each has their own story and garden dreams, and it’s rewarding to help make those dreams a reality.

Book Recommendation: Closer to the Ground

In honor of Earth Day, today I’m sharing a recommendation for an Earth-related book I just finished reading. Closer to the Ground, by Dylan Tomine, is a memoir about his family’s life “on the water, in the woods, and at the table.”

Window Bird House: March Update

Last winter my son and I built a window bird house, which was a great parent/child project to do together. We were excited about the potential, as we hung the house on our window and waited for new neighbors to arrive.

Kids’ Garden Activity: Build a Window Bird House

Winter is a great time of year to work on non-planting projects, especially this winter in Virginia where the snow just keeps on comin’. And birdhouses are a simple and fun thing to do with kids right now, as birds are starting to prepare nests in anticipation of spring babies.

Our favorite local farms

One of our favorite summer/fall activities is visiting local farms to pick our own fruits, veggies & flowers. Below are a few of the farms we’ve visited this year — we give each of these our highest marks.