Shaping Fruit Trees

Planting a new fruit tree is one of the most exciting times of the season. Images of lushes branches filled with a bountiful of fresh fruit rush into the mind. Maybe you can get enough to make a pie, or press into a nice juice or cider. Whatever your fruit type may be, proper shaping and care is essential for the onset and production of healthy fruit. 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

Essential Tools for the Garden

Gardening is one of my favorite past times. Doing it right is even more fun and growing with minimal effort is even more rewarding. Having the right equipment on hand while gardening will make everything go smoother which translates into healthier plants.

Here we overview some of the essential tools for gardening. We also go through some of the variations of the basic tools to find the absolute perfect tool for your project. Continue reading