Redesigning dull pavers to bring out the beauty of our garden

There are many ways to enhance the look of a garden.  It usually starts with the garden design and landscaping before anything is planted.  I bet many of you haven’t thought about redesigning the pavers on the walking paths. The pavers direct the flow of the garden.   It’s that formal addition that brings a planned…

Garden postcards with harvest photos

Garden clubs can greatly benefit from a promo postcard like the one shown.  The photos are samples of the kind of fruit and vegetables that have  been harvested in the Mockingbird Garden.  Seeing is believing, and we hope that our friends will be encouraged to visit the garden and see what’s growing.  Don’t forget to…

Xeriscaping–The future home to a cactus, agave and succulent bed

Xeriscaping in the Mocking Bird Garden Xeriscaping greatly reduces the need for water or irrigation in landscaping.   In our case we had to completely rethink our plant selection to achieve this goal.  We are planning on adding cactus, agave and succulents to bed #47 above.  This will be our second cactus bed. Cactus and agave…

Yes, you can grow sweet potatoes

Who would have thought we could grow sweet potatoes in a community college urban garden?  Well, the deer thought it was a good idea also and eat all of the leaves.  Look what we found in the process of clearing the area.

The Walking Path Project

During the winter months the garden takes on a gloomy state–many trees lose their leaves, colors, and majestic appearance and some plants go into winter hibernation. The garden strives to be engaging and beautiful all season long while achieving our goals of being sustainable, nature friendly and welcoming to visitors. The Mockingbird Garden club is launching…