Plant a Moon Garden and Pamper all 5 of Your Senses

Vampires, zombies and werewolves are all the rage these days on the big screen and TV. You don’t have to be a shape-shifter to admire the moon, though–the silver goddess has been casting a spell on us humans since the time of our earliest ancestors. Your garden is the perfect place to bask in the… Continue reading Plant a Moon Garden and Pamper all 5 of Your Senses

5 Pointers for Adding a Water Feature to Your Garden

There’s just something about moving water–its sight and sound bring beauty and relaxation to almost any environment. Adding a fountain or other water feature to your garden will give your outdoor space a gorgeous finishing touch that you can enjoy during backyard get-togethers or while dozing off in the hammock to the tune of the… Continue reading 5 Pointers for Adding a Water Feature to Your Garden

Plant Training 101: To Prune or not to Prune?

Some of the plants in your garden grow best with a little help from your pruning shears, while others, such as some varieties of tomatoes, do much better if you leave the pruners in the garage. Some plants are more vulnerable than others, as well. For example, most roses will shrug off a poor pruning… Continue reading Plant Training 101: To Prune or not to Prune?

8 Plants that Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds

When you choose which flowers to plant in your garden, you probably think about things like shape, size, color and bloom time. If you’re only thinking about the flowers’ appearance, though, you’re missing out on a big way that flowers can beautify your property. Some hardworking blooms not only look pretty in their own right–they… Continue reading 8 Plants that Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds

7 Natural Mosquito Repellents to Stay Safe and Happy Outdoors

After the warm winter and early spring, the US enjoyed this year, we can expect to see a bumper crop of mosquitoes this summer. And, while the word “mosquito” comes from the Spanish for “little fly,” these diminutive bugs can cause super-sized problems. Mosquito bites can itch enough to nearly drive you batty, and scratching… Continue reading 7 Natural Mosquito Repellents to Stay Safe and Happy Outdoors

How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed for an Inexpensive, Fruitful Garden

It’s no mystery why tomatoes are the most popular crop for home gardeners in the US. These deliciously healthy fruits are easy to grow and incredibly versatile in the kitchen. Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for salads, BLTs, salsa and much more–Diane S., an avid gardener and cooking enthusiast, tells us that it would take quite a… Continue reading How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed for an Inexpensive, Fruitful Garden

Growing from Seed for a Fabulous Vegetable Garden

Millions of Americans grow vegetables in home gardens to save money, eat healthy and enjoy the pride that comes from growing a successful garden. You can buy vegetable plants at your local gardening store to start your garden, but growing your garden from seeds is a much less expensive way to grow loads of tasty… Continue reading Growing from Seed for a Fabulous Vegetable Garden

Worm Composting: An Inexpensive, Easy Way to Nourish Your Garden

You may not have a lot going on in your garden this time of year, but you can create nutrient-rich compost in the warm indoors using worm composting. Worms make compost for your garden the natural way, by processing the nutrients in your table scraps into a form your plants can absorb. The result nourishes… Continue reading Worm Composting: An Inexpensive, Easy Way to Nourish Your Garden