People are often saying to me they can’t grow anything “good” because they only have shade. Au contraire! My garden in the shade is my most beloved because of its sheer beauty and well, because it’s in the cool shade! So here it is and I might add that none of these plants do we
Fall gardening offers unexpected gifts. It is like a savings account or investment, do the work today and reap the bounty later. While spring and summer gardening have their own benefits–fall is invigorating for me. Temperatures have cooled off, leaves are changing color and it’s just pleasant to be outdoors. The bonus payoff of fall
Gardening doesn't always have to be about chores, planting or planning and today was one of those days. Today my gardening was about receiving encouragement, so that I might encourage others. Suzanne and I have been practically chained to our computers finishing our 2009 catalog that is full of "Our Favorite Things." But today my
Tomorrow is our gardening workshop and it is going to be an incredible day. My hope is that those attendnding will leave with a new take on gardening that is easier, less expensive and produces more abundance. We have a special surprise for those that come on our farm tour. We have a scope on
I’ve tried to not take my gardening lifestyle for granted, but I think it has happened. Reading and hearing the struggles of others trying to grow a flower garden, I’m realizing that I have just been assuming that everyone lives with a garden like I do. I was wrong. I have been living this way
As I was rooting around in my garden today, I was struck by just how much my gardening cup overflows. There are so many plants on my farm that have been gifted to me over the years and they each brought along their own stories. I am ever so thankful for each and every gift
Our shade garden is in its glory right now. The lenten roses are in full bloom, the money plant is thick and blooming purple phlox like blooms, the simplicity is stunning. The primroses have come and gone, the columbines are just getting started, and the Solomon’s seal is the real star this week, with the
Come learn how to have a carefree garden in your own backyard! 100% of the proceeds from this program go to the Giving Project to teach and provide for sustainable organic gardening in a struggling nation. Three Sessions: Getting the Garden Going: Learn how growing organically is not just the right thing to do–it is
The Organic Gardening Workshop that I am hosting at my church, Warwick River Mennonite on March 24, 2012 only has 5 seats left! We are limited to 80 folks because the lunch serving area is limited. Don’t miss this once a year chance. Word is out and I expect the remainder of the seats to
This week on Lisa Live! I’m sharing the great success I had with my container gardens last season and the steps I followed. The book I mention is Jessica Wallister Container Gardening Complete. Enjoy! Founder of The Gardener’s Workshop and Flower Farming School Online. Author of Vegetables Love Flowers, Cool Flowers, and The Easy Cut-Flower Garden . Connect with Lisa on Facebook and Instagram!
The workshop March 24, 2012 was a huge success. As we are now being called, “the gardening gals” could not have been recieved any better. We will be posting comments and video clips and are looking forward to our next one in 2013! P.S. I harvested several buckets of flowers last week, 6 weeks early!
Thanks to word of mouth, my newsletter and local newspaper our Organic Gardening Workshop is almost sold out nearly 6 weeks before the event! If you would like to attend buy your tickets now to not miss out on this fun packed day! Following the program all attendees are invited to walk down the road
Cut Flower Grower and Author Lisa Ziegler to Speak at April 2, 2016 Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar
By Catharine Ward email@example.com Appeared in the Rappahannock Record Lisa Ziegler is one of three horticulture experts to speak at the Northern Neck Master Gardeners’ 2016Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar Saturday, April 2, at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 57 Wisk Drive in White Stone, VA. Ziegler is a grower, author and lecturer –
(Garden planted in Daikon Radish that opens compact soil and adds lots of organic matter.) Funny how we change over time, isn’t it? When I look back over my 14 years of growing cut flowers commercially along with some vegetables thrown in for our own use, I can hardly believe where I started and where
Tips of the Trade Plant the right plant, in the spot, at the right time—and it will thrive with little help. Plan your garden around this rule. Full sun means at least 6 hours of sun and 8 is more like it! Lack of sun creates weak plants. 1 cubic yard of compost will cover
Most folks think it is time to put away the garden trowel and sit in the easy chair and only dream of spring, but those that want to keep their fingers in the earth for soul restoration and sanity– there is plenty you can do now. Now is a great time to bring in lots
My absence from blogging these past few weeks isn’t because there hasn’t been action around this flower farm for sure. It was my new book “Cool Flowers” manuscript that I was totally committed too. My deadline for the first go around was April 15. I feel as though I am free having that boulder roll
I must apologize for not stopping to sit and write…. We have had a fabulously busy past couple weeks. In preparing for our special garden visitors (Country Gardens Magazine crew), then the actual visit for two days, then my garden had to have a major cut-down after they left because it hadn’t been harvested for a week before
Founder of The Gardener’s Workshop and Flower Farming School Online. Award-winning Author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers. Watch Lisa’s Story and view her blog Field & Garden. Connect with Lisa on Facebook and Instagram!