When you grow a garden, you no longer need to count on the supermarket produce section. Or in my case, the delivery barge. Taking control of where your food comes from can start right in your own backyard. Or even on a sunny windowsill.

From growing vegetables and fruits to natural pest control and soil improvement, there’s plenty of inspiration for new gardeners here. Start small or start big; just get started!

Plant Penstemons for Pollinators

Plant penstemons in your perennial pollinator garden. These beauties are easy to care for, low maintenance, and great for drought conditions.