Home Garden Tips: Growing Roses

Growing roses really be a rewarding endevour with some good looking flowers in your home garden as a result. The thing is roses are not a flower known to be easy to maintain. What this means to you is that you might need some quality tools and the time to ….

The Basics of Pruning

Pruning plants is for many people so intimidating that they never do it. While this rarely causes a plant to fail, it means that for some plants their full beauty is not revealed. You have the power to direct the growth pattern of trees, flowers, and shrubs. The energy in ….

A Few Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Learning about our carbon footprint and doing our part for our planet and the future of our children is important. So take a few minutes and read what Wikipedia has to say about our Carbon Footprint. How To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint Below are a few ways you and I ….

Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners

For budding urban backyard farmers, one’s own bee colony has a lot of appeal: Bees can keep fruit trees and other plants pollinated, and, with some extra work and investment, they can also provide fresh honey. Like any pet—domestic or urban livestock—bees require financial commitment and ongoing maintenance, but do ….

Adding Plants To Your Home Decor

There is no doubt plants are healthy additions to any home. They increase the oxygen levels. They also provide a psychological benefit by bringing in natural life and can be extremely helpful in uplifting spirits on a cold winter’s day. They remind you of spring, summer, the tropics, and any ….

Planning Your Garden Your Own Way

When our first gardening year was ending and winter had set in, I looked through the numerous seeds left over and realized something. I had succumbed to societal pressure when I decided what to grow. ‘Well, everyone plants xxx, so of course I should plant xxx.’  As a result, I ….

Digging Your Plot: Single Dig, Double Dig or No Dig?

When you are preparing your garden for the growing season, it is a good idea to dig over your plot. The reason for this is remove weeds (particularly those irritating perennials), to improve soil structure and to work in organic material (such as manure and/or home made compost). The best ….

Top 5 Considerations Before Buying Seeds

I could be the poster child for Seeders Anonymous. I have a black thumb when it comes to starting seeds indoors. Every few years I get ambitious about using plants started from seed, drool over seed catalogues, spend entirely too much money and order more seed than I could possibly ….

Why Composting is So Important for the Environment

Did you prepare any produce today?  Make coffee?  Peel a banana? Plenty of waste to go a(g)round Chances are you have plenty of organic waste produced at home, including yard and garden waste, much of which could have a place in a composting bin or pile.  While we will discuss ….

Four Ways to Green Your Wallet (and the Environment)

As ordinary citizens await to see what will transpire in the coming days and the fallout from the credit/subprime/overall economic decline, one might wonder what effect this might have on the environment. While most are likely much more worried at this point whether or not their savings and investments will ….