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
Have you ever known the right time when to pick cucumbers? How to pick cucumbers and how to store cucumbers? For you to experience the pickling, crisp and juicy perfect flesh for salads due to its texture and distinct flavor.Continue reading
With more than a hundred thousand varieties and twenty-five thousand species, orchid families are undoubtedly the largest family of blooming flowers found on the market. Although most orchids are grown as flowers to beautify the surroundings and as houseplants, not all of them are tropical beauties.Continue reading
I can’t begin to tell you how often I’ve chucked fresh vegetables and produce into my fridge without any thought, only to find them spoiled and completely unusable about a week later. It’s one of the perils of a busy, modern lifestyle. We buy stuff fresh, thinking it’ll be better for us and then don’t have the time to cook it or store it properly.Continue reading
When we are feeling bold and want to try to expand our culinary skills, it isn’t uncommon that we take on new recipes. Sometimes these recipes call for fresh herbs that we aren’t used to using, and we’re left wondering things like, “What does thyme look like?”Continue reading