As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes. These days, such outdoor havens are considered valuable home extensions rather than underutilized...
Tips an ideas to get the most out of container gardening. ♦ Brighten up a corner by putting a small clipped box bush in a wide clay pan and surround it with enough thyme plants to form a mat. ♦ Dress...
Do-it-yourself projects are more popular than ever, and it’s no wonder why; they make for a great weekend activity and are a creative way to add handmade touches to your space. Whether it’s gardening, cooking, or simply being creative,...
Garden sheds can be extremely useful for so many different things. You can use them as storage sheds or you can use them to entertain. Whatever the purpose of garden buildings, people seem to come up with their own...
Thyme is a wonderfully versatile herb that can be easily grown in a herb garden. Nowadays it's known mainly as a culinary herb, but back in the days of England's Queen Victoria it was also frequently used as a...
I want to make this as simple as possible for you so I am breaking plant propagation into two seasons. Winter and summer. If you can't do one, you can do the other no matter what season it is. This article...
All around the country, first-time gardeners and seasoned pros are jumping into the growing season. No matter where you live, whether it’s in an apartment in the heart of the city or a house with a spacious backyard, vegetable...
You may wonder whether vegetable crop rotation is even important in a normal backyard garden. However, long years of trial in organic gardens has shown vegetable rotation to have many benefits, many of which cannot be calculated. Probably the...
This guide looks at the some of the best plants to use for hanging baskets and how some of the factors that will influence your choice depending on the seasons and conditions. The first thing to say about choosing plants...
Hemp was well known to Colonial Americans, but not for the same reason the plant would make headlines more than two centuries later. Today's debate, which centers on the legalization of marijuana is not the first time that cannabis has...