Flowers and flutterbys in photos: Happy Spring, people!

 It's been a difficult day in a difficult series of weeks and months, but with joy and gratitude I realized a new season is upon us. My favorite season, in fact: Spring....more

If You Don't Have Any Clover You Can Never Get Lucky

image credit: freedigitalphotos.netWe have a neighbor with a perfect lawn. His grass is thick and bright green and no weed would dare rear it's seedy head....more

How to Water Your Plants Properly

It's very important to know how to water your plants properly. First of all, you need to know the amount of water a specific plant species requires. The next thing you need to know is the best way to perform watering.Other important factors include growing conditions (for example, container plants need more water than garden plants), soil type, irrigation technique, water quality, and more....more

How to grow Dragonfruit

Dragon fruit is a very exotic fruit it is originally from Central America and now is  grown in various  regions such as Asia, Israel and Nicaragua.  Dragon fruit is high in vitamin C, Vitamin B, B1 , B2 and B3.  It has been used as a holistic remedy for improving the appetite, reducing bad cholesterol, and respiratory ailments. The  Dragon fruit is a beautiful fruit that ranges in colors pink, white, red and purple. ...more

5 Essential Steps to Planning Your Garden

Spring! It is getting closer day by day, and it has me itching to get in the garden! Gardening is one of my favorite things to do, and brings so much peace and joy into my life. Yes, it is hard work… and no, it's not as easy for some as it is for others… but the great thing about gardening is you can keep trying new things to help you get the garden of your dreams....more

Project Green Thumbs: Prune shaming

 One of the "heavenly bamboo" nandina plants which recently took up residence in our yard and ...more

6 tips for keeping mosquitoes away from your yard

 Okay, if mosquitoes did suck fat, this post might be on cultivation...more

5 tips for keeping the garden alive during a drought

 What? You garden doesn't look like this mid-January?...more

A GMO-Free Garden: Is It Possible?

Years ago, I got into perennial gardening with my tiny backyard. It was fun and rewarding, but after a few seasons under my belt, I started dreaming about bigger things like using my love of gardening to grow food. I started learning to grow my own vegetables when I moved to the suburbs and had more space. Besides being fun, it's the best path to food security and a crucial link in understanding the origins of what ends up on our plates....more

In the Garden

Mima loved to garden.  There were flowerbeds everywhere--at the road, next to the carport, around the tree, right in front of the front porch, by the back porch.  She did all her own gardening right up until she had her first stroke....more