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GENERAL GARDENING

Putting Gardens for Winter and Preparing for Spring

This is a beautiful time of year – leaves falling to the ground in colors of orange, red, and yellow. Birds and other little critters running around doing their last minute preparations for winter, and…

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Top Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

There are a lot of beneficial properties that traditional direct dug garden beds cannot typically provide that a raised garden bed can. A raised garden bed can be more beneficial to your plants, to the…

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10 tips to straw bale gardening

These tips will help you set up and garden successfully using straw bales! 1. Use straw bales Bales come in two varieties: straw and hay. Straw is the byproduct of the grain industry and contains…

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Six Simple Design Ideas for Herb Gardens

The tradition of herb gardening traces back at least to 9th century Europe. Formal gardens of useful plants served medicinal or culinary purposes. A typical garden of the time consisted of well-ordered squares or rows…

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Small Space Gardening Ideas

CONTAINER GARDENING One method of gardening is to use containers. Clay and plastic pots, planter boxes, buckets, ceramic pots, wooden or plastic barrels and wire baskets lined with sphagnum moss can be used. If a…

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How To Attract Butterflies To Your Yard Or Garden

  There’s something very relaxing about watching butterflies flit around the yard. They casually flutter their wings, making stops to feed off of brightly colored blooms. If you enjoy watching them, why not turn your…

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How to Use Companion Planting In Organic Gardens

Gardeners have know for hundreds of years that certain plants grow better when planted along side other specific plants. Back then there wasn’t a name for this practice; they just knew it worked. Today, we…

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Scientists Say: Don’t Rake Leaves

Scientists Say: Don’t Rake Leaves Unless you’re raking a pile of leaves to jump in, it isn’t much fun. And, a large yard with a lot of trees means all day raking. So, if you’re…

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