Last updated: February 6, 2018
Weed trees. Have you ever had one? I bet you remember if you have.
I will never forget the sweaty weekday I spent weeding the overgrown flower beds at a rental house I lived in with three other people. None of us had grown up taking care of our own flower beds or even doing very much weeding with our parents.
Last updated: January 2, 2018
The term Mid-century Modern has become a buzzword in popular design. But did you know that term wasn’t even around until the 1980s? Long after the period in question was over?
Last updated: October 4, 2017
If you’ve caught the gardening bug, you may know instinctively that this activity is especially good for your health. It seems that gardeners have known this for centuries – maybe even longer.
Maybe it’s in our DNA. Human beings were made to live outdoors and commune with nature as much as any wild animal. Scientific studies are showing that we can find evidence for what gardeners have always known was true. If you want to be healthy, take care of the earth!
The opposite of this is showing its ugly face in our national health crisis. Numerous documentaries have shown how our current practices are making us ill:
Last updated: August 22, 2017
Hanging baskets are the decorative surprises everyone loves to give their mom for Mother’s Day. They are a great way to bring color and charm to any house. In addition, they add a pop of color that will stay all summer rather than die off in a few days.
The trouble with hanging baskets is that they can die out quickly too if not cared-for properly.
How do you keep them going all summer, if not longer?
Last updated: August 15, 2017
The practice of foraging for wild edibles has been around for, well, forever. Even in these last few decades as industrial farming has dominated the food scene, foraging for certain things has remained in the social consciousness. This is especially if you grow up around farmers or in a more rural area.
Last updated: May 2, 2017
Have you ever wondered why some organic things aren’t supposed to be composted? Like kitchen scraps, meat, bones, spoiled dairy products, and bread?
It doesn’t seem to make sense. It’s all organic matter, right?
Last updated: January 31, 2017
Do you have kids in your life right now or will you have them soon? If not, have you taken the time, lately, to look in the nooks and crannies of your outdoor space or stoop down to see things from a tiny person’s perspective?
I have to admit, I haven’t done this enough. However, I have been noticing a trend in things I read. On social media, I am seeing what I think would open the imagination of a person at any age and which could prove rewarding especially to a home gardener.
What is this trend I’m talking about? Fairy gardens, of course.
Last updated: November 30, 2016
Many of us spend the warm months outside, enjoying the beauty of nature and putting our hands in the dirt. When winter months come, those of us in cold climates long for green things to see, smell, and feel. This is a list of trees that can be grown indoors for those long months when the sight of a green tree is scarce.
Last updated: November 8, 2016
Tulips are among the most favorite flower in America. Their mid spring appearance added by their bright colors are a sight for sore eyes after a long hard winter.
Last updated: February 14, 2017
Nothing says fall like perfect pumpkins. Pumpkins can be turned into delicious pies, a smiling jack-o-lantern, or placed around your home or outdoors for beautiful fall decor. October is the best time to head to the pumpkin patch and pick your perfect pumpkin. For my family, we have a strange tradition of searching for the ugliest pumpkin or gourde. We love the different colors and shapes that pumpkins come in. While orange is the color that pumpkins are famous for, they come in many other colors like white, yellow, and green.
Picking a pumpkin is fun, but growing your own pumpkin plant is better. Growing pumpkins is easy. It is something your whole family can partake in. When you follow a few guidelines you are sure to have success growing your own pumpkins. Here are eight tips to help you grow the perfect pumpkin.