Is there anything worth buying for the garden at the dollar store? We scoured the isles to look for items that are useful and long-lasting—not single-use or disposable—and discovered some good … [Read more...]
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There are many plant cultivars with double flowers including roses and peonies, but, despite their beauty, these special flowers may offer little or no pollen or nectar for pollinators. If you are … [Read more...]
This DIY outdoor plant shelf is a simple building project. Made from 2×4 lumber, you can build it in hour. Dress it up with burlap fabric and display your houseplants or flowering annuals outdoors on … [Read more...]
Ready to build a raised garden bed? These free plans for beginners offer several designs in various shapes, sizes, and heights to suit a variety of growing spaces. For more information on choosing … [Read more...]
Throw out that huge list of summer garden chores and savor the season! This is my essential summer garden checklist and perhaps it is yours too? The regular to-do list is full of mundane things like … [Read more...]
Sometimes the solution to your garden problem is right in your kitchen drawer! Check out these simple, inexpensive effective problem-solvers. They're good for the earth and save money. You can … [Read more...]
Ruth Stout (1884-1980) was a freethinking, practical gardener and author, who inspired many new gardeners to find best practices that defy conventional garden advice. Her vegetable garden methods are … [Read more...]