“If you would be happy for a lifetime, grow Chrysanthemums.” (Chinese philosopher) More than just a late-season garden booster, Chrysanthemums are used throughout the world in medicine, pest controls, edibles and teas. They are plants that have continually proved their worth, in both utility and beauty, since ancient times.
The end of summer is in sight and what is a vegetable gardener to do? You might be enjoying the last hurrah of cherry tomatoes and peppers, but don’t let the bounties of your harvest end there. When the temperatures cool, there is a fresh opportunity to grow different edible plants.
One of the best things about gardening is being able to experiment with new products, plants and methods. Whether you are an experienced gardener or just getting started, growing your plants using straw bales may be just what you’ve been looking for! Straw bale gardening is simple to start, a breeze to maintain and the […]
Herb Infused and Inspired Beverages for the Adult Gardener Picture yourself on the patio, enjoying the summer breeze and the company of friends as you sip on a cool, refreshing cocktail that you created with the herbs from your garden. Herb inspired cocktails as well as handcrafted infused liqueurs are gaining popularity and with good […]
Even if you don’t have the luxury of a personal gardener or volunteer plant sitter, leaving your gardens or containers to take a vacation doesn’t have to induce guilt and concern. A range of DIY or ready -made options are available to keep your green friends watered during your absence. For Containers DIY self-watering devices […]
Deadhead – remove finished blooms from perennials to encourage more and tidy up, but don’t be afraid to leave a few of those that have visual interest or provide seed for birds. Keep Harvesting- regular harvesting of herbs and vegetables ensure best flavor and fullest productivity Preserve – can, freeze or dry the season’s bounty […]
Herbs are an inexpensive and easy to use assist for those looking to lose weight or just eat healthier. No, there’s nothing fat-melting or magical about them. They simply help one easily reduce fat and calorie intake by assuring food tastes great without heavy sauce or dressing. When sauces or dressing are still desired, they […]
Air Plants are funky, fun and trending right now! Air Plants (Tillandsia genus) live on air in the sense that they pull moisture and nutrients from the air through their leaves, rather than from soil. They do not possess true roots, but root-like structures that help them anchor to trees and rocks. Many have colored foliage […]
Choose Well To ensure attractive healthy annuals all season, choose full, well branched plants with good foliage color and – on flowering annuals – an abundance of buds. Don’t go for the biggest plants or most open blooms, these are more likely to be leggy and burned out too soon. If the latter is all […]