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
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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
Growing and propagating plants connects you to yourself, the environment, and the Earth. It can relieve stress, fight disease, improve memory, and so much more. We can provide ourselves with food, enjoy a walk in a forest, or catch a glimpse of a beautifully sculpted bonsai tree. There are endless benefits of growing plants but one thing that has always thrown me off is what to call a growing space in various situations. Here we review a few of the big names out there and a little about their connotations. Continue reading
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
Most of the fertilizers, soils and additives you use in the garden are labeled with an “NPK” value. But what is this mysterious combination of numbers and how does it affect your garden? Continue reading
Sometimes nature can be so simple, the complexity becomes amazing. I learned this by growing the leaves of succulents like jade to split them and create new plants. Jade plants can grow using only a single leaf so there’s no need to harm the plant at all! You can produce hundreds of new plants just from one single mother plant. The possibilities are endless! Continue reading
Many of us avid gardeners and DIYers have heard the word “permaculture” here and there. But what is permaculture? The term can be hard to explain and therefor hard to understand. Most of us think it sounds cool and is probably a good idea, but when confronted with the direct question to describe this funky idea, are left stumped. Continue reading
These beautiful little seedlings are a mixture of Arugula, Kale and Lettuce. They survived being left outdoors at night too early in the springtime and a pretty harsh thinning of their siblings, yet they are flourishing in the rays of the sun.
It’s a beautiful sunny day and they are drinking in the light. Continue reading
Many of us have begun to realize that mono-cropping and other conventional farming practices are not only degrading the landscape but lack practicality. So as a solution, we have to turn to the natural processes going on around us.
One of these solutions is to balance out the landscape with a diversity of plant species, each with its own function. Since it is almost Saint Patrick’s Day, I wanted to focus on what clovers can do for the earth and how it may benefit your growing area. Continue reading
Cinnamon is a delicious herb that makes a wonderful addition to teas, cookies and more! Cinnamon doesn’t just have a permanent home in the spice cabinet. It also has amazing uses to keep your garden healthy and beautiful. Here are 4 uses for cinnamon to get the most out of it in your garden. Continue reading