Green Circle Growers Blog

How to Plant Your Own Herb Spiral

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rising from a corner of Cleveland’s Midtown Learning Farm like the coiled shell of a gargantuan snail is a swirl of rocks and green-leaved herbs. An “herb spiral” is a carefully planted microcosm designed to be a self-sustaining ecosystem. An outgrowth of permaculture, which promotes living and gardening in harmony with nature, herb spirals are becoming popular not only for their sound ecological design, but also for the visual interest they add to gardenscapes.  ...read more

A Garden Good Enough to Eat!

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A few pots of herbs on the back stoop or an herb garden under the kitchen window—cooks who love to flavor their food with fresh herbs have always managed to find a spot to grow the aromatic plants, which add a spicy kick to meals. Herbs, like vegetables, have traditionally been relegated to their own domain in the garden landscape; but in one of today’s hottest gardening trends, they are going rogue and breaking out of their narrowly defined spaces to pop up between the petunias and daisies! ...read more