Entries by Sam Doll


By Sam Doll Monarch Butterflies are amazing North American animals! Their iconic, colorful wings are actually warnings for potential predators. Those spots and strips are big caution signs saying: STOP; I TASTE BAD! Every year, the Monarchs embark on one of nature’s most astonishing mass migrations. This incredible journey takes four generations and covers over […]

Our 5 Most Popular Pollinator Seed Mixes

  Pollinators are the magic ingredient that makes our natural world work. They fuel lifecycles of entire ecosystems and are found everywhere flowering plants are. Humans are also incredibly dependent on pollinators. Pollinators come in all shapes and sizes. Honeybees, native bees, bumblebees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other wild critters are all incredibly important pollinators! […]

Our Most Popular wildflower Seed mixes ̶    May 2019

What is a wildflower? Well, a wildflower is any flowering plant that has not been altered from its wild state. These plants have had no selective breeding, no genetic modification, and are all natural! These little beauties can be found in nearly any environment; from mountains to prairies, swamps to deserts! Wildflowers provide vital habitats […]

Three Types of Vegetable Trellises You Can Build Yourself

Vegetable Trellises by Sam Doll Spring is just around the corner. That means that it is time to start getting your garden prepped for the growing season! You’re probably busy cleaning, ordering, and planning your garden before you need to worry about getting those seeds in the ground. One DIY project you should consider is […]

7 Stocking Stuffers Under $25 for Gardeners

by Sam Doll Here are 7 must-have tools to keep in mind if you are looking for great gardening gifts for your favorite gardener. –Nisaku Japanese Hori Hori Garden Knife for 24.95 on amazon.com   These compact garden tools feature serrated and straight edges that are perfect for a variety of garden needs, including cutting […]

An Easy Guide to Perfect Kombucha

  by Sam Doll Sweet, sour, fizzy, and funky; Kombucha (or ‘Booch” for those in the know ?) has been super trendy of late. This fermented tea drink is chock full of healthy probiotics, antioxidants, and good vibes! The thing is, it is pretty pricey at the supermarket. Most bottles of kombucha are around $3 […]

How To Can Fruit: A Beginners Guide

by Sam Doll   Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, local fruit. Whether it’s plump, Maine blueberries or sweet, Colorado peaches, every part of the country is offering up a local bounty of great unique fruits. The only problem is that it is hard to make these harvests last! Maybe want to save […]