Gardening is a splendid way to spend relaxing time in the outdoors, and a diverse and well groomed garden adds a certain splendor and enjoyment to your yard. Sure, it can be a lot of work, but it’s rewarding too, right?
When your plants and flowers start to bloom, and the color comes out; shades of red, blue, and yellow abound, but deep whites can be hard to come by. Enter the White Feather Hosta, a beautiful plant with delicate white foliage.Continue reading
Pruning trees and shrubs is one of the most frequently misunderstood aspects of gardening. Questions abound… How much should I prune? Which branches should I prune? Should I paint over my cuts? Should I apply a commercial sealant?
And there is a lot of misinformation out there.Continue reading
Fall is a wonderful time of year. The days are still warm enough to be comfortable, and the nights are cooler. The leaves start to change to the usual variety of breathtaking colors. More importantly for those of us that grow our own gardens, it’s harvest time.
It’s finally time for us to reap the benefits of a summer long endeavor that started with prepping the soil, planting a garden, and tending to it nearly daily to keep it watered, free of weeds and pests, and healthy.Continue reading
When you work hard to maintain a carefully manicured lawn, fall can be a very frustrating time. Those first few dead leaves might not be a big deal, but wait a few weeks and they will really start to pile up. I put together this list of lawn vacuum reviews to help you keep your lawn looking spectacular all autumn long.Continue reading
Have you ever heard of someone putting something crazy in their garden soil because they think it makes the soil richer or more fertile?
Adding weird odds and ends into your garden soil is a practice that used to be more common before everyone had access to modern fertilizers – and it’s still going strong in some organic gardening communities.
Here’s a list of 9 things I found that people actually add to their garden soil to make their plants grow better. What do you think… fertilizer or fake?Continue reading
If you love trees and plants, and you like working outdoors – then being an arborist might be the perfect career for you.
If you’ve already talked to your friends and family about this goal, you’ve probably heard that it is extremely hard to do. Don’t listen to them! While there are some requirements you will need to meet, and some tests you will need to pass, becoming an arborist is definitely within your grasp.Continue reading
If you’re shopping for the best chipper/shredder, chances are you’ve had an experience like this. You walk outside in the morning with a fresh cup of hot coffee and you find a big dead tree branch laying across your lawn. Or worse, your garden.Continue reading
If you’ve ever purchased a green papaya, you know how frustrating it can be to wait for the big fruit to ripen. If you’re not patient enough, you might slice the green papaya open to find the fruit overly firm with a bitter bite. But there are some tricks for how to ripen papaya quickly, and I’m going to share them with you.Continue reading
Having the best shovel for digging is one of the biggest secrets to having a successful garden. As gardeners, we take a lot of pride in our work. We do love to show off our successes, don’t we?Continue reading
Have you searched online to find how much sun do roses need? If so, you have probably found several sources telling you that roses need six to eight hours of direct sunlight each day. While this is an excellent rule-of-thumb to follow, there are a few additional factors that you should take into consideration.Continue reading