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Natural Partners

(Toad will regrettably be returned to the outdoors Friday when warm enough to dig a new home)

Growing plants naturally in the glasshouses can sometimes be tough with disease, insect, and weed pressures. You are, in fact, in a fairly closed system – or so you think. Never forget, Mother Nature has helpers everywhere. Friends like this help to keep balance in my little glass ecosystem…and help to remind us of why we are growing naturally … [Read more]

Edible Garden Timeline

This timeline illustrates the progress of the Bernheim Edible Garden from early design and construction through to the present. The garden will always be a work in progress so stop back by again to see the updates. … [Read more]

What’s in Bloom

hybrid witchhazel

Witchhazels in bloom February 28 January 1-15 witchhazels  (Hamamelis) winterberry holly  (Ilex verticillata) paperbark maple  (Acer griseum) river birch  (Betula nigra) Korean stewartia  (Stewartia koreana) January 16-31 witchhazels  (Hamamelis) winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) three-flower maple  (Acer … [Read more]

Edible Garden – A Soil Story: The Beginning

An ice storm on Feb 3 2009 hit Bernheim.

  The Edible Garden project requires soil.  Lots of soil. It's a garden after all.  And since it is being located on a patch of land that has been highly impacted over the past 50 years, it needs good healthy soil.  The options turn out to be,  a) buy the soil, or b) make the soil.  To minimize the carbon footprint in obtaining a lot … [Read more]

European Beeches (over time)

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Phenology 2013

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