7 Surprising Ways To Use Your Old Christmas Tree

It’s so much fun putting up that tree and getting it decorated for the holidays, but once the presents have been unwrapped and the needles have started to shed like crazy, taking it down feels a bit melancholy. But the good news is that you don’t have to let it go to waste, the are a number of ways to put it to good use,… [read more]

How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Seed No Matter Where You Live

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, but you really should do a whole lot more than that. This little citrus fruit not only offers a multitude of health benefits, they’re one of the most alkaline forming foods on Earth, which makes them great for balancing an acidic body. Lemons were first created as a cross between a lime and a citron. It… [read more]

6 Healing Trees You Can Grow in Your Backyard

You know that growing your own food is a good thing. How about growing your own medicine using healing trees from your own backyard? Many common trees that have medicinal properties can be grown right in your backyard. And, surprisingly, creating a personal pharmacy by harvesting the healing bounty of Mother Nature is really no more challenging than constructing your typical garden. In the early… [read more]

3 Reasons You Should Build A Cold Frame + DIY Ideas

Have you ever thought about how wonderful it would be to have fresh greens in February? Living in a region of the country where winters are chilly, having fresh garden veggies probably seems pretty much impossible, but it actually can be, thanks to the ancient practice of growing in cold frames. A cold frame is simply four walls that are used to trap heat and… [read more]

20 Plants To Grow In Your Moonlight Garden

Often, gardens are planned with only the daytime in mind. Under the light of the sun, many plants show off their rich colors, gorgeous textures, and stunning shapes. A world in miniature, this is typically the time of day when the garden is abuzz with activity – the birds are singing, the bees are darting from flower to flower, the butterflies are basking in the… [read more]

10 Surprising Ways To Use Hydrogen Peroxide In The Garden

Hydrogen peroxide is familiar as a household disinfectant and bleaching agent. This colorless liquid has a chemical formula (H2O2) similar to water, with just an extra oxygen atom, but it is a combustible and corrosive substance, especially at higher concentrations. Nevertheless, diluted hydrogen peroxide has many uses in the house and garden because of its antimicrobial and oxygen generating properties. Although commercially available hydrogen peroxide… [read more]

4 Reasons To Grow Sage & 20 Brilliant Ways To Use It

Native to the Mediterranean region, sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. And with shimmering silvery-green leaves and pretty blue flowers, the sage plant is as beautiful as it is functional. Here’s why sage deserves a place in every garden: 1. It’s Easy to Grow This perennial, evergreen shrub is easy to plant and, once established, even easier to care for. It… [read more]

Why Aren’t My Vegetables Growing? 10 Mistakes You Are Making In The Vegetable Garden

Many of us set out to grow vegetables with visions of gathering ruby red tomatoes and plump capsicums by the basketful and the choicest cucumbers and crunchy carrots going straight from the garden into the salad bowl. Growing food is a worthy goal by any measure, but disappointments are all too common. Check out whether your vegetable garden is failing because of these common mistakes.… [read more]

12 Late Season Garden Care Projects For Your Outdoor “To-Do” List

The annuals have faded and temperatures are finally dipping to something close to reasonable as that sizzling summer begins to come to an end. After all that hard work taking care of the lawn, tending to fruits, veggies, and herbs, you might feel an urge to just fade onto the couch watching the premieres of your favorite television shows, but there is still more work… [read more]

20 Drought Tolerant Plants That Will Survive All Summer Long

If you live in a dry region, or are aiming to help the environment by planting a water-wise garden, you may be wondering exactly what you can plant. You’ll be glad to hear there is a fantastic array of succulents, grasses, and flowers that thrive in low-water conditions. Check out these 20 beautiful drought tolerant garden plants: 1. Golden Barrel Cactus This desert native is… [read more]