Gardening

Gardening ideas for growing fruit and vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Gardening Using Trees and Shrubs with Scent in Mind

Trees and shrubs can have many different forms, for example many conifers are conical, pyramidal, or powerfully vertical. Some are prostrate and spreading. To some degree these are scented and everyone is familiar with...
Rooting Hormone

How to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

When starting a new plant from a leaf or stem cutting, the cutting will be more likely to form roots and create a new plant if a rooting hormone is used. While commercial rooting...
Summer Pruning: Pinch an Inch

Summer Pruning: Pinch an Inch

Like most people who grow deciduous fruit trees (apples, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, etc.) I used to do lots of serious heavy pruning every winter. Each winter I would head back dozens of those...

Wildflower Seeds

Native wildflowers are those that were growing naturally in the landscape before the first settlers arrived from Europe. Ever since that time more and more plants have been introduced from around the world with...
Preserving Your Harvest

Preserving Your Harvest

Folks, this one’s a keeper, so get out your scissors and save it in your gardening library. With cold weather upon us, everyone should be working to save your harvest, either by storing or preserving....
Organic Gardening

Organic Gardener’s Toolkit

For any gardener who still hasn't been convinced about the need to garden organically, here are some statistics that may help change your mind. In March of 2001, the American Cancer Society published a...