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Logan Hailey

Logan Hailey is a passionate garden writer and former ecological farmer. She has a BS in sustainable horticulture and has been featured by MSN.com, Thrillist, and Apartment Therapy as well as many other major news outlets for her gardening expertise.

A close-up of an organic Celeriac plant, showcasing its substantial knob, tall stalks, and vibrant, leafy foliage. The plant thrives in nutrient-rich brown soil, blending harmoniously with its environment.

Vegetables

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Celeriac

This underrated knobby root veggie may look ugly, but it tastes remarkably comforting and stores for over six months through the winter! In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the secrets of growing large, earthy celery roots for soups, stews, roasts, and beyond!

Vegetables in the garden in the month of February.

Vegetables

15 Vegetables to Start Seeding in February

When winter is almost over, but it’s not quite spring, it can be difficult to know what to plant. In many zones, February is perfect for starting long-season crops indoors and direct seeding cold-hardy greens outside. In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the best veggies for seed- starting in February.

A gardener with flower-patterned gloves starts seeds in a plastic clamshell container.

Gardening Tips

5 Ways to Start Gardening a Month Earlier

Instead of counting down the days until your last frost date, you can get a headstart on your garden with these innovative strategies. Even if the weather is still frigid and rainy, you’ll be surprised how much you can grow in the month before spring officially begins.

A sunflower's crown, forged in fire and spun from gold, bursts open to the sun's warm embrace. Velvety petals radiate outwards, their tips ablaze with the kiss of light. Golden fire dances on their edges, setting alight the pollen's secret dust, a million tiny stars glittering within.

Gardening Tips

What is the Difference Between Full Sun and Direct Sun?

If you’re confused about the sunlight requirements for your plants, rest assured that you aren’t the only one. While full sun and direct sun are sometimes used interchangeably, they have a few nuances. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains how you can optimize plants’ light exposure to ensure happy, healthy leaves.

A low-growing blue fescue plant, featuring slender, silvery-blue blades arranged in a compact tuft. Its foliage forms a dense mound, creating a vibrant contrast against the earthy tones of the ground.

Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Blue Fescue

With their robust drought tolerance and unique foliage, it’s a no-brainer to add these cute blue puffball grasses to your low-maintenance ornamental garden. Former organic farmer and horticulture expert Logan Hailey digs into the straightforward care for this lowkey ornamental.

Close-up of Spiral Aloe leaves. The Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla) is a remarkable succulent prized for its striking and intricate appearance. This plant produces a stunning rosette of spiraling, fleshy leaves. The tightly packed leaves create a symmetrical spiral pattern. Each leaf is armed with small, soft spines along its margins.

Houseplants

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Spiral Aloe

Do you want to add the eye-catching fractal leaves of spiral aloe to your landscape? Grow this rare, enchanting spiralized succulent in rock gardens and containers with extra well-drained soil and mild temperatures. Garden expert Logan Hailey digs into all the details for cultivating this African native plant.

Ruby buckwheat blossoms display a mix of pale and deep pink hues, creating a vibrant floral cluster. The tall green stems hold these colorful flowers against a blurred backdrop of a mass planting and evergreens, emphasizing their striking beauty.

Flowers

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Ruby Buckwheat

If you love rare plants and superfood ingredients, you don’t want to miss out on growing ruby buckwheat! Former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into everything you need to know about cultivating this stunning red-flowering Himalayan buckwheat.

A blue butterfly lands on a spike of purple flowers on a rainy day.

Gardening Tips

29 Best Plants for Your Rain Garden

Stop waterway pollution, prevent flooding, and cover mucky low-lying areas with rain garden plants that are as functional as they are beautiful. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the best species for wet, low-lying areas.

Three white plastic trays sit on a windowsill, filled with dark, moist soil. Sprouts of various heights and thickness carpet the soil, their leaves a vibrant shade of green. A few delicate stems stretch towards the window, bathed in the soft glow of the morning sun.

Seeds

21 Easy to Start Seeds for Beginner Gardeners

As you embark on your first gardening season, there is no need to be intimidated by complex growing methods. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey shares 21 seeds that are easy to plant and quick to germinate so you can enjoy fresh food and flowers ASAP.