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Planting and growing lavender

Planting Lavender

How to Grow Lavender: The Guide

Here on Celtic Farm we grow a large field of beautiful lavender, and the harvest has become one of our favorite events each year. We have learned quite a bit from our experience, and have outline a Guide for Planting and Growing Lavender below.

Lavandin (Lavandula)
Lavender is an excellent and hardy perennial flower that attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators to your garden. This Mediterranean native is now … Read the rest

what garden tools to buy

The Gardening Tool List: Must Have Handtool Sets for a Gardener

Tools Every Gardener Should Have

so one of the common questions we get is “What are the best gardening tools for a new gardener, and experienced Gardner, or Master gardener?” Of course there are million different options, and with gardening becoming such a Common hobby tool manufacturers are coming out with new tools and options nearly every day. As a master gardener I love my tools, I love gadgets and I like to bring neat … Read the rest

drip irrigation tips

Drip Irrigation: 10 Tips for Success

How to make your drip irrigation system a success

Running a flower farm has forced me to learn quite a bit about drip irrigation and watering systems, probably more than I would ever want to know. I thought I’d put together a Drip Irrigation tips post, and hopefully save some poor souls from the mistakes I have made over the years, save some beautiful plants and some money.

Here is my list of Drip Read the rest

Garden weeder

Weeding Tools: The List & Techniques for Weeding by Hand

Garden Weeders and More

What would gardening be if there were no weeds? We all know what would be pure heaven. But that’s not reality and regardless of where you garden on the planet you will always have invasive species weed to deal with. If you haven’t read our two previous posts on weeding they are a great primer before you pick a tool that works for you. The first post, Weeding: Knowing your enemyRead the rest

how to water garden plants

Watering Plants in Your Yard: Ten Tips

How To Water Plants in Your Yard: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Water is essential for all plants to thrive, as we learned in our first middle school science class. However, you may be surprised to learn that using the wrong watering methods might make your plants sick or even kill them. Read these 10 tips to keeping plants healthy and thriving throughout the year.


Hydrate your plants first thing in the morning!

Outdoor flowers … Read the rest

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