Andrea Hurd
Gardener, Stonemason, Horticulturist and amateur Naturalist. Working in gardens and building with stone has been my passion since I was a girl.

Recent Posts By Andrea Hurd

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]

4 ways to keep your soil well-hydrated during the drought

After two very dry winters and recent mandates to conserve water, many of the Bay Area gardens I’ve been in this summer are very parched.