P. Allen Smith: Backyard Chickens

How to Start Raising This Untraditional Pet Photography courtesy of P. Allen Smith   [dropcap]For[/dropcap] me, the chicken came before the egg. To be more exact, my love of poultry didn’t come from a love of fresh eggs, but rather from one brown Leghorn that I spotted running around Main Street as a young child.…

P. Allen Smith: Think Autumn

Even though summer has just begun, gardeners need to start planning for fall foliage and blooms. Photography by Mark Fonville   [pullquote]Above Photo: Coleus is a colorful foliage plant that you can grow in containers and flower beds. It will thrive in both sun and shade.[/pullquote][dropcap]Summer[/dropcap] is here, and while I’m excited about the bounty…

P. Allen Smith: Boon Companions – Vegetables & Flowers Grow Well Together

Herbs, vegetables and flowers make good bed partners because most have the same growing requirements: full sun, consistent moisture and good drainage. Photography by Jane Colclasure and Betty Freeze   [dropcap]Think[/dropcap] about this. A garden planted with flowers or vegetables in segregated beds might appear well planned, but this separation may not make for the…