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Grow Your Own

Whether you love flowers, fruits, veggies, herbs, or all of the above, follow our step-by-step guides to growing them organically in the comfort of your own home.

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Gardeners And Artists Have Much In Common

Sometimes, I feel like being a gardener is much like being an artist. The more I think about it, the …

Veteran Grows Medicine As Alternative To Prescription Drugs

To any person walking by, Steve walks and talks normally. But those people cannot see the scars that he carries …

How To Grow Potatoes In Containers And Buckets

There’s nothing like the taste of a freshly harvested potato! It’s unlike anything you’ll get at the stores. And guess …

How To Be A Plant Whisperer

Sometimes we spend too much time and money on activities for little reward. One thing we should all be doing more of is spending time with our plants. 

Plants have an incredible knack of giving back what you have put in. Spend as little time with your plants as you can, and they will present you with pest, disease, and deficiency issues throughout their lives.

Looking For Seeds And Can’t Find Any? No Need To Panic

First, it was hand sanitizer. Then toilet paper. Then canned goods and other grocery items. Whether it was hoarding, not …

Growing Purple Fruits And Vegetables In The Garden

The color purple is said to evoke many emotions, among them, peace, pride, creativity, and magic. It isn’t as common …

Growing A Rainbow In The Garden For Health And Happiness

Driving through the deserted streets of my neighborhood the other day, I noticed pictures of colorful rainbows hanging in the …

Mugwort: A Magical and Medicinal Weed

Tall and robust with dark green lobes for leaves, mugwort, or Artemisia Vulgaris, is a weed that has many wonderful …

5 Easy Edible Plants You Can Grow At Home

Being able to grow some of your own food has always been a worthy goal. But in light of the …

Plant A Seed Day Sheds Light On Pressing Global Issues

The 2020 edition of Plant a Seed Day takes place on March 19th, and people around the world are being …

Featured Flower: Rare And Stunning Orchids On Display

Attention all orchid lovers! The 75th Annual Santa Barba International Orchid Show takes place this weekend, offering visitors a chance …

The Three Stages Of Flower – Understanding the Flowering Cycle

Every stage of a plant’s growth demands a specific, balanced mix of nutrients and minerals. Flowering is busy; a period when plants direct all of their energy and resources away from overall growth and focus on producing the best flowers and fruits possible.

Five Perennial Plants For The Veggie Patch

It’s an exciting time of year when many gardeners are busy flipping through seed catalogs and selecting new fruit and …

Garden Strategies to Cope with Drought – Part 2

In part 1, we looked at strategies for sustainable water management practices to help with collecting and storing water. However, …

Garden Strategies to Cope with Drought – Part 1

Australia. It’s hot, bone dry, smokey, and windy across much of this country. Drought and fires have devastated communities with …

The Mighty Burdock Weed: A Cornucopia of Virtues

Many people are already familiar with burdock. It’s tall and robust, but what makes it stand out the most is …

Programs Helping People Build Pollinator Gardens

There is a lot of emphases these days on gardening organically to protect our soil and important pollinators. Many people …

Tips For Growing An Urban Orchard

Fruit cultivation is more popular than ever in North America and Europe. Borders planted with fruits and urban orchards are …

Featured Flower: Dahlia

As the summer comes to an end, many blooms wilt and call it another year. But one flower that can …

Dandelions: Medicinal Weeds of Gold

With many of us now aware of declining bee populations, dandelions are making a remarkable comeback. Their yellow blooms are …

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