In order to maintain certification in Montgomery County,  Maryland’s Green Business program, businesses are required to report metrics on efforts to implement and educate about sustainable practices.   2011 through 2013  The Abundant Backyard accomplished the following results supporting its mission: Helping “eager to grow” homeowners and community groups protect our watershed and increase pollination of our local [...]

At an event in Garrett Park today, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett recognized The Abundant Backyard as one of the first seven businesses to be certified under the County’s new Green Landscape Business Certification Program, a collaboration between MoCo Department of Environmental Protection, the MoCo Chamber of Commerce and Montgomery College. Landscape businesses, garden centers [...]

After doing research on the chemical make up of the standard green floral foam -commonly referred to as Oasis, the Abundant Backyard has stopped using it and is committed to using only non toxic bases for securing flowers and greens in our floral designs.   The link from a fellow sustainably committted floral designer, Gorgeous and Green, [...]

Green, Sustainable Features:  Reusable, repurposed container.  Long lasting – living houseplant or perennial container plant included in the design.  90% of all fresh cuttings sourced in season and locally. Price range- start at $50.00  and higher- depending on size ordered.  (Can be picked up in Silver Spring or delivered within 10 mile radius for $10.00 [...]

Come to The Abundant Backyard tent at Fenton St. Market in Silver Spring on Mother’s Day Weekend Enter a drawing for a gift basket that celebrates the abundance of our region with locally produced, sustainable products! Basket Includes: Abundant Backyard Gift Certificate for One hour “Garden Buddy” Consultation for ideas on sustainable gardening strategies to [...]

ALL PLANTS SUBJECT TO AVAILABIITY-SUBSITUTIONS MAY BE NECESSARY. 6% MD Sales Tax applies. NATIVE PLANTS REQUIRE PLANTING IN APPROPRIATE SITE CONDITIONS.  WILL NEED SEASON OF TIME/CARE TO ESTABLISH. After much research, I have found some local wholesale nurseries to partner with that practice sustainable propogation of native plants from seed.   As a result I will be selling starter kits [...]

March 4th, 2010


This category of the site will share posts about workshops either I have been asked to conduct and upcoming ones others are hosting that may be of interest to other backyard gardeners.    As an avid life long gardner I will share posts that hopefully encourage other backyard garden hobbyists and provide novice gardeners with  simple ways to beautify and create a healthy [...]

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