European Ginger can be a GREAT Landscaping Choice

Guest Post Submitted by Green Mountain Hosta. Many gardeners have found how using European ginger can be a great choice for some garden areas. This plant is known to love shade and can be used in places that other plants won’t thrive. It is a long lasting plant and people use it as a groundcover […] Read More

Detox Smoothie Recipe for Beginners… a no brainer

detox-smoothie-recipe-step1 A while back, my craving for a green smoothie prompted a trip to walmart to buy the first cheap smoothie blender I saw. Luckily, the blender worked out just fine, however… my first smoothies did not. I made sludge. No matter what I threw in this thing, it came out disgusting. So i was in […] Read More

Growing Basil Indoors – $3 dollar herb garden

growing basil indoors August is my FAVORITE time to go shopping for plants. Much better than spring, you find such great deals! Often, they go straight into the ‘plant hospital’ where they’re nursed back to health. Sometimes, just enough of the plant is alive to do some bonsai magic. This time, I got lucky, everything was half off […] Read More

Cheap Smoothie Blender. Cheap Blenders that Actually Work.

cheap smoothie blender Last week I was looking for a cheap blender to start a smoothie detox. I did a bunch of research but was in such a rush to drink a smoothie, I said screw it and ran to Walmart. Call me lazy or impatient, but Im really loving this blender – for the right price… cheap! […] Read More

Fall Garden Vegetables. New season, new garden.

Well, summer is wrapping up. It went fast, didnt it? Fortunately, its not over yet for us gardeners. August 1st is a good marker to start the fall garden vegetables. There are a ton of cold weather vegetables hardy enough to withstand frost and keep you eating healthy into the winter. Germination and early growth […] Read More

Winter Gardening. Cold Weather Vegetables you should start Now!

winter-gardening-cold-weather-vegetables Winter Gardening? whats THAT? I was totally intrigued the first time I heard the term. Certainly you cannot do that here. Winters are COLD in Chicago, much too cold to grow anything… but IS it? Did you know that some cold weather vegetables will grow in as little as 26 degrees. right? If you’re as […] Read More

Smoothie Detox. Cheap blenders to get the job done (real cheap)

Whats the best way to get healthy? Start a vegetable garden. Whats the best way to eat them veggies? Green Smoothies!  How can we get healthier faster? Smoothie Detox! Smoothies allow you to DRINK your vegetables, like 15 servings at a time. Thats crazy! you say, it might just be crazy enough to work… I […] Read More

Forsythia Bush Pruning

Forsythia bush pruning is one of the more satisfying garden tasks. Its ‘time’ when its done flowering, when the weather’s just turned awesome and I WANT to be in the garden, some time in May. Forsythia is such a good grower, you cant screw it up. I feel like such a pro, hacking away branches […] Read More

Back to Eden Gardening

Back to Eden Gardening Couple weeks ago I stumbled over a movie called “Back to Eden“. The movie was long but interesting enough to pause and leave open in my browser for 3 days. It took a few bible quotes to ‘get it’ that the method was based on Gods and/or natures ‘way’. duh… but what really sold me […] Read More

How to Make Good Garden Soil

organic fertilizer woodchips Its no secret, good soil grows good plants. You know it, I know it, but the experts in the horticultural trades are learning more… Agriculturists and nurserymen are discovering soil secrets to grow healthy, gargantuan plants that cut fertilizer costs to a minimum. Good soil is all it takes. And you can GROW good garden […] Read More


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