Garden Lessons from a Midwest Blog
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Blog and bloom
You know that dream about getting back to the earth? The one that always fades away amid bills and routine? Anne Armitage and Alan Peterka actually went for it.
Trading a house in town for a small farm near Tama, Iowa, they started gardening and selling plants and produce. Anne is wild about trees, bushes and flowers; Alan handles the garden structures, pests and veggies.
The two share the successes (and failures) of their growing season through their blog at barkandbloom.com. The following slides show some of the clever ways they grow plants and use natural or recycled materials on their farm.