Each year we receive thousands of photos entered into our Garden Photo Contest. The winning photos are, of course, outstanding, while others are nice but nothing too special. And, unfortunately, some entries have obvious flaws. Don’t let that $1,000 Grand … Read Article
A great, cost-effective and rewarding way to kick-start your garden is to start your seeds indoors. There are an abundance of successful methods for starting seeds, but one clever, easy-to-do technique is to use empty toilet paper rolls (or paper … Read Article
The term “texture” in regards to garden design does not refer to how a plant feels but rather the overall visual texture of the plant—the size and shape of the plant and its foliage. Common words to describe the texture … Read Article
Mulch is often used around a garden to help enrich and protect the soil of our favorite plants. However, mulch should not be limited to only outdoor use.
Beautiful, lush gardens do not have to be grown only outdoors. You can have a breathtaking garden inside your home, as well, by adding the right houseplants.
Amaryllis, with their large, exotic, vibrant blooms, can help bring a little brightness to the dull winter season. Often given as a beautiful gift for the holidays or grown to decorate homes in winter, these bulbs are sure to impress.
Seeing birds gracefully flying around, often chirping away in charming melodies, can be a beautiful, serene sight. However, seeing these same birds greedily stealing berries from our fruiting shrubs is not.
Rather than toss fallen tree branches and twigs aside, why not recycle them for other purposes within your garden or even in your home? There are tons of different creative projects you can do with your tree debris; here are … Read Article
Test your soil type by performing a jar test—a simple, easy and inexpensive way to discover what type of soil is in your garden.
The cold temperatures and often-unpredictable weather during the winter season can drastically damage or even kill the plants left in our yards. Even winter hardy plants, such as lush evergreens, which are supposed to survive safely until spring, can be … Read Article
According to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, pumpkin seeds can be a nutritious treat for wild birds.