Make your own 3-ingredient weed killer with common household items to eliminate pesky weeds from your garden and sidewalk paths.
Pruning your blackberries will really help them thrive. Here is how to prune blackberries to encourage the plant's natural growth and produce lots of delicious berries.
Growing plants up trellises is a great way to save space on your balcony while still having greenery. Trellises are easy and cheap to build. Here are three different kinds.
The red lily beetle is a destructive pest that can ruin your lily plants. Here are some organic options to try to rid your garden of the lily beetle and keep your pet and friendly insects safe!
These three easy tips will help you get the best-tasting tomatoes (and more of them!).
From hardening off your plants to staking them early, here are my five foolproof steps to planting out dahlias.
From deciding what you want to do with your tomatoes to figuring out what your frost date is, here are six key questions to ask yourself before buying tomato plants.
All over Europe, there are balconies with beautiful, cascading gardens of flowers. Not so in the United States, and I wonder why. It's fairly easy to create such a garden if you choose the right kinds of plants.
The Victorian Era came with many societal advances. Gardens were prized for exotic plants, gorgeous roses, dazzling ferns, and climbing vines. People began to put more effort into their gardens, because they had lawn mowers and more free time. Victorian gardens can be recreated with some dedication.
In this article, I will describe how to dispose of potting soil. Learn the ways to get rid of large amounts of old potting soil in your home or business premises.
The Virgo garden is a relaxing space with muted colors, easy to care for plants, and spots that encourage thinking. Virgos would do well to have zen gardens in part of their yard. Arranging rocks and raking through gravel will help relax their busy minds. The Virgo garden is built around equanimity.
From overwatering to "winter zap," here are seven different reasons you might be struggling to get your hydrangeas to bloom and what you can do to change that!
A zen garden provides a space for you to reflect, meditate, and find a sense of calm. The two most important features of a zen garden are rocks and white gravel. The space should contrast from the rest of your yard. Weeds are forbidden from the space, and plants should be trimmed and sheared.
Bagua is the energy map used for feng shui. Each section of your garden or home is categorized around certain elements and aspects of your life that you want to develop. Feng shui encourages balanced living and positive chi to bring in auspicious energy into your household.
Wood is one of the easiest to pull off elements in a feng shui garden. Wood is about the lovely colors that come into the world during spring. The element's main color is green. A garden rich in this element will have lush plants, tall trees, gorgeous columns, vine-covered-trellises, and fruits.
Adding the earth element into your garden will give it more structure, serenity, and purpose. Zen gardens are a popular way to boost earth energy in feng shui. Earth represents your health, knowledge, longevity, and legacy. You can add rock elements into your space with rocks, pottery, art and more.
Water in feng shui symbolizes abundance. You want water to flow with ease, to be clean, to have good air quality, and to be a healthy color. Water symbolizes your relationship to money. It acts as a mirror to your financial decisions and how you have stabilized your life or come into chaos
Metal feng shui adds creativity to your garden space. Metal traditionally represents purification and refinement. It is the element that connects heaven with earth. Metal is frequently used for gardening tools, so you'll want to consider where you can store those. Metal is a fun element to explore.
This article is about the causes of drooping in prayer plants (Maranta) and how to prevent and fix the problem.
Designing a garden can be challenging. Following the principles of fire feng shui can bring back some energy, color, and movement into the yard. Fire feng shui is easy to bring out with red plants, shapes, and solar lights. The yard should have elements that spark the imagination and promote energy.
Learn how to lift, divide and replant primroses and polyanthuses and enjoy beautiful, colorful flowers in your garden.
The Leo based garden will look to trends in July and August. The design will incorporate lion statues, Sun art, fire pits, bold pathways, and plenty of space for yard games. The flowers will be big, bold, and beautiful. The vegetables and fruits will be colorful, and there will be plenty of spices.
Giving peas a trellis to grow upright makes it easier for them to fruit and for you to pick. It also ensures there will be some left for you after the critters get the low-lying ones. Trellises are easy to build. Try these examples.
Gardening can be fun when you can grow your favorite vegetables easily in your home garden without buying their seeds from the market.
These plants look good in winter and also in other seasons. Seasonal plants are useful for making your garden look attractive throughout the year so that, as one plant fades, another takes its place.