Lavender is a beautiful plant that has plenty of helpful qualities. Its purple hue makes it distinct while its scent has a relaxing and soothing quality that makes essence and oils from lavender a must have for aromatherapy. As a low maintenance plant, you might consider growing your own. For this purpose, you must consider the question, “When does lavender bloom?”Continue reading
When it comes to trees, there are few that take our breath away. While the Japanese have their cherry trees that bloom once a year and melt our hearts, we have fallen in love with the lovely and unique Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry. As one of the most underrated trees, the following are a few reasons why you should bring this incredible tree into your backyard today.Continue reading
Radishes are easy to grow. In actual fact, they can be the ideal vegetable for those individuals that are just starting out or even those that do not have much space available.
However, even though the growing part is easy, this does then lead to a problem. That problem is the way in which you have to store your bounty. Basically, there is a pretty good chance that you will be overwhelmed by their numbers and it would be a shame to see them going to waste.Continue reading
Gardeners have to improve their soil each growing season to ensure that their harvest is bountiful. Each year, our plants deplete the soil of necessary nutrients, and we need to add some back. Many gardeners question the differences of vermiculite vs. perlite.Continue reading
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
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
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’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
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