Caring for Silver Bells: Akebia Quinata

Silver Bells is a great addition to your home garden. It produces sweetly scented flowers, large long leaves, and edible fruit pods. This vine can grow up to 20’ tall and 10’ wide. This rapidly growing vine is a site to see. It grows so fast, that it is considered an invasive species in some areas of the world. We’ll go over proper care and treatment of Silver Bells so it doesn’t get out of control. Continue reading

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[Build an Ecosystem] Link the Frog

Gardening comes with many roadblocks and challenges. And gardening indoors can be even more difficult. The list of additional challenges range from the accidental spills to finding the right spots for each plant’s successful growth. Apartment gardeners have to be resourceful of their space while still playing with the natural processes going on. Continue reading

Indoor Jungle Vines

To fill your home with plants a nature, vines are a great choice. Living plants add a fresh and alive quality to any room and ‘jungalow’ living is all the rage. Jungle vines grow particularly quickly and tend to do well indoors since it’s more likely to be a humid environment. Since they grow quickly, it is important to prune them regularly. Here are some awesome options you can grow indoors. Continue reading

A Guide to Container Gardening

Container gardening is a great way to bring plants into your life. Whether you live in an apartment or simply want more green in your life, knowing how to grow plants in containers is a must.

Pick out a container that fits your plant’s needs. Small plants work well in small containers and large plants in large containers. Ensure that there are a few holes at the bottom of the container for proper drainage. You can re-purpose old containers or run out to your local garden or hardware store to choose your favorite look. Trees can even be grown in old wine barrels. Remember that the size of your plant will determine what size container you need. Continue reading

6 Beautiful Beardless Irises

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Anyone know knows me knows that I have an insatiable love of flowers. I love smelling them, growing them arranging them, eating them (the edible kind) and picking them at U-Pick farms. While my love of blossoms is huge, so is the amount of different species in the world. I’d never know some of the varieties of common favorites since there are so many hybrids and types, but I love the opportunity to dive into a specific kind. Continue reading

How to “String Up” Tomatoes

Hurray!  The growing season is finally upon us and starting to hit its stride!  Whether we started them ourselves or purchased some locally, it is time to start thinking about plump and juicy tomatoes to go with any occasion.  Putting them in salads, roasting them in the oven, on sandwiches, or even eaten whole and raw are some of our favorite ways to enjoy these tasty snacks. Continue reading