Fall is a great time for gardening. Cool temperatures make for a great climate for both gardeners and new plants. While it may be tempting to put away your tools and forget about gardening until spring, fall is the perfect time to plant for spring color. And one of the most colorful spring plants that do need to be planted now are spring flowering bulbs.
Read on to find out how to plant bulbs this fall for spectacular color next spring.
Fall is a great time to prepare for spring! You see there are so many things going on in the garden in the spring, that it’s almost too much to get done. And while spring is a really inspiring time to start new things in the garden, fall is actually a better time for certain garden tasks.
Read on for details on 5 Fall Projects that you can do in the fall to make spring gardening season a lot easier.
Gourds are one of my favorite parts of fall! From the classic orange pumpkin to the weirdest wart-covered wonder, I love them all. Setting up my “gourd décor” each year is a special event, since it gives so much scope for the imagination.
Read on to find out how Paula Marolewski uses gourds all throughout her fall landscape!
If you’re like me, when fall rolls around and frost is on the horizon, you hate to just throw the plants away.
And if you've grown herbs you probably have a lot of wonderful foliage on your plants. So what’s a gardener to do with all of this beautiful herb foliage?
Happily there are lots of ways to preserve your herbs for use during the cold of winter.
Read on to find out how!
I love this time of year! We are so blessed with the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables. I hope that you are finding delicious ways to enjoy them!
But we are also faced with the resulting peels and pits that many times end up in our trash. According to the EPA “The estimated 35.3 million tons of wasted food that went to landfills in 2018 represents 24.1 percent of all MSW landfilled.” Somehow that just doesn’t make sense, since all of this organic waste can quickly break down and return lots of nutrients to the soil.
So what’s a home gardener to do? Composting your kitchen and garden waste is a great way to reduce the amount of waste you dispose of in the trash. By composting, you can generate a free source of nutrient-rich material to help improve your garden.
Read on to find out how to get started!
Love cooking but hate figuring out what to make? I can never resist a great cookbook or sharing a yummy looking recipe on Facebook or pinning it on Pinterest. We are so lucky to have so many on-line resources but I can't seem to remember where I saw the recipe when I want to figure out what to make.
Read on to find out to use a low-cost on-line tool that makes saving and finding recipes a breeze
I have a live-and-let-live approach to dealing with wildlife that sometimes can be destructive. As long as things don’t get too out of hand, we share and deal with the downside.
In the past the deer have browsed on the lower limbs of trees on their way to other feeding grounds. Not a problem until last summer when I found that they had eaten every single daylily flower (and there were lots) and munched on my favorite begonias. And this year they’ve added flowers from the pots on the front porch to their menu.
Read on to find out what options I've explored and what I'm doing about it!
This year, when I planted my small raised bed vegetable garden of tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeños, cucumbers and zucchini, I made sure to reserve some space for one of my favorite herbs, cilantro. Previously, I didn’t always try to grow it with my other herbs because it can be frustrating to try to grow. But it can also be fun to grow at the same time. What???
Let’s take a look at this plant which seems to have a very ‘split’ personality and I’ll explain what I mean.
Read on to find out why planting cilantro is a great idea.
As gardeners, we deal with lots of challenges in our gardens.
Unwanted insects in your garden are just that: unwanted. Unwanted insects may eat and destroy your vegetables and prized flowers, something both farmers and home gardeners have in common.
Organic gardening is a means of controlling unwanted insects naturally, without the use of dangerous pesticides.
Read on to find out how to control unwanted garden insects naturally that are also cheap, easy and good for the earth.
Never done it before? Don’t worry - the good news is that grilling perfect produce is easy. Read on for a few helpful hints to make your fruit and veggie grilling a success.
In most of the US the heat of the summer is upon us. This is the time of year that we see our plants drooping under the hot summer sun and we need to spend more time watering. Hmmm or do we?
Not if you use my secret weapon. Read on to find out how to decrease the time you spend watering your flower beds, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your garden.
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