Winter Planter Boxes

winter planter boxes - Jon Winter Planter Boxesare beautiful and easier to do than you'd think. This year, instead of leaving a bunch of empty pots on the patio, I converted them ALL to winter planter boxes. What a difference it made. Dull and drab became festive and fab! And it didnt take very long. And when that was done, we used the left overs to fill my window box. Now, Winters not so bad when I look out my window! Read More

Growing Herbs in Hydroponics

Growing herbs through hydroponics is something that many households have gotten involved in. Hydroponics is a form of growing that is set aside from traditional growing because it does not include the use of soil and requires relatively small amounts of space.  Hydroponics growing provides seasonal fruits, herbs and vegetables year round. A great way […] Read More

Bonsai Plant Care – The Basics

bonsain-plant-care The popularity of bonsai plant care has spread all around the world and throughout the U.S. Bonsai is in essence an awesome miniature version of what you’d find in nature, grown in cool bonsai pots. You can replicate single trees, mountains, forests or whatever unique scenes you can come up with, Certain plants need a […] Read More

Hydrangea Bouquets

hydrangea bouquets-gooseneckloostrife Hydrangeas make a wonderful cut flower for wedding bouquets and floral arrangements because they're breathtakingly beautiful and a multitude of varieties provide a choice of shapes and colors. Hydrangeas bouquets can last quite a while if the stems are kept long and receive immediate water so the cut flower stems need to be prepared accordingly. Read More

Growing Orchids – How to Grow Orchids

Orchids are able to live in all sorts of circumstances – from the rain forest to the arctic circle. You would think since they are so adaptable to almost every environment, they would be able to survive with no problem in homes and gardens. With selection from the 30,000 species of orchids now identified and […] Read More

Maintaining Your Outdoor Misting System

The days are heating up fast so now is the time to check your misting system to make sure it will be ready when you need it. First, you should replace the filtration on your mister system. If you have secondary filters, such as a polyphosphate filter for calcium in the water, replace it too. […] Read More

Crocus. First Blooms of the Year.

crocus flowers It always surprises me when the crocus flowers, surrounded by drab sleeping plants and a thick layer of leaf mulch, they pop out so quickly with bright sprays of yellow and purple. Though theyre a tiny plant and fade almost as quickly as they came, this is a plant I wouldnt get rid of. Its a wonderful reminder that summer will be here shortly. Read More

Building a Cold Frame

building a coldframe If you've started indoors from seed, you might be feeling as CROWDED as I am this time of year. Been planning on building a cold frame since winter, and now its time to work things out. It'll be nice to to give the plants room to breathe! Read More

Tips For Early Spring Bonfires

firepit-for-bonfire Cold weather may not be totally in the past in early March, but I can think of no better activity but a bonfire to finally enjoy some fresh air and get a jump on that spring cleanup! Its even enjoyable on those brisk 30 degree days, when a nice big fire can generate some heat. Read More

Steps of Seed Germination

Steps of Seed Germination February and the promise of spring overexcites me, longing for an END to the dreary winter. My mistake has always been starting too soon, and starting too many seeds in one tray - creating a big mess and a lot of dead plants. But I've come to the conclusion that there are only 2 real questions to answer... 'How', and most importantly 'When'? Read More

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