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How to Consider Gardening as Exercise

How to Consider Gardening as Exercise

When you think about it, it’s not that hard to see the similarities between exercising and gardening. They both support your mental and physical well-being and they both positively affect your mood. Raking, mowing, and trimming are just 3 activities that can...
Business Plans in the Natural World

Business Plans in the Natural World

Every species of wildflower or native grass has a strategy for making a living: for dispersing seeds or for sprouting from dormant roots. For capturing maximum sunlight to fund plant growth and flower production, for pollination, for pest avoidance, and for a myriad...

Bob’s Bio

Hi there. I’m Bob Holland, co-founder of Holland Wildflower Farm. Since many of these blog posts are written by me, I should perhaps introduce myself. My appreciation of wildflowers and wild plants goes back to my childhood—my grandmother loved and taught us about...

Meadow Magic

There is a lovely wetland meadow along a backstreet in our small Ozark town. The road cuts away from the main highway and skirts the edge of town along the base of a mountainside where the slope begins to flatten to form the White River Valley. Water seeps from...

Erosion Control Blankets

Erosion Control Blankets and Seeding Wildflowers on SlopesIf your seeding project includes an area of steep slopes, then you will need to consider how to hold your investment in place. A slight slope (less than 25 or 30%) can be stabilized with a light mulching of...

Frost Flowers

About three years ago, my wife and I were taking a winter walk to the back of our property. It was a nice, sunny morning, but had frosted hard during the night and the air temperature was still below freezing. After crossing the creek we walked into a clearing between...