Watering tomato plants is not rocket science, we could all be perfectionists. This article on how to water tomatoes will help convert even novices to pros.
Do you have annoying garter snakes in your backyard, but don't have the heart to whack them a few times with a machete? Here are some ways that you can get rid of garter snakes peacefully.
Jalapenos peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Learn how to grow jalapenos in containers today!
Pruning fruit and ornamental trees in Ohio's ever-changing climate helps bring about strong healthy flowers, fruits and nuts.
Knowing the characteristics of your soil is something many novice gardeners fail to do before planting. Read about pH levels, N-P-K levels, and mulching.
Lower the cost and reduce the hassle of filling seasonal containers by reusing last year’s potting soil. To minimize risk to your plants and maximize the effectiveness of used soil, follow these recycling tips.
Bring Forsythia branches indoors to force the flowers to bloom, even in the middle of winter! Bright yellow flowers are a welcome ray of sunshine during dreary winter months. Forcing forsythia branches is extremely easy to do!
Find out how to make small succulent gardens that look amazing and take only a few minutes! Easy, affordable, delightful to look at and hardly any maintenance needed.
Starting an avocado from seed can be difficult when you sprout it in water. This almost foolproof way to start the avocado seed is much easier as well as more successful.
Great ecosystem, recirculating hydroponics system If you've ever setup a hydroponics system or running a system currently you will now how frustrating it can be waiting for plants to be ready for harvest so you can share it with friends and family....
Yellowing of leaves on tomato plants can be caused by plenty of factors, most of them treatable. Are your tomatoes in trouble? This guide will help.
A Zen garden appears barren and sterile until you learn to open your inner eye to its subtle beauty. When you do, your heart blossoms like a cactus flower in warm desert air.
Keeping bugs, pests and insects away can be a challenge. But it can be easily achieved by using some plants. Here is a brief overview of plants that insects, bugs and pests hate.
Ladybugs are your friends in the garden. They do no damage, yet eat most of the pesky pests that do! Release some ladybugs and keep your flowers and plants growing beautifully.
This is a guide to the top 10 easy perennial plants to grow from seed. Perhaps you are looking at packets of perennial flower seeds and are wondering which ones are the best and the easiest to grow. Hopefully something here will be of help.
One of the most beautiful house plants in the plant world is the Peace Lily. This article is a guide on how to care for them.
This plant is called fire sticks because of its branching effect and red color. You will see it everywhere as gardeners switch to drought tolerant plants. It grows profusely. Here are some care tips.
Bougainvillea vines are rapid growers and climbers, and prolific bloomers, but watch out, because they will grow into the soffit and gutters of your home.
Create a stunning flower tower for your garden using simple terracotta pots. It's easy to do and makes an extremely beautiful piece for any part of your landscape.
If you love your coleus plants outdoors, you will go wild for them when they are grown indoors. Properly potted and cared for, coleus makes a beautiful addition to your house plants. This article will show you what to do.
Each Spring and Summer my garden seems to attract a host of critters. From ground hogs, possums and even raccoons on the larger end to squirrels, chipmunks, field mice and voles on the smaller end. Of course, we have thousands of birds. Being a gardener and growing flowers and vegetables becomes a struggle when critters decide to call my home theirs. This article with video will show you how to catch and relocate many and do it safely.
Five options to safely seal wood used in raised bed gardens. Natural and VOC-free products and homemade sealant recipes.
Dracaena Lisa is arguably one of the most hearty and most widely used indoor plants. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this stoic, deep green cane plant.
The article explores the history and philosophy of the Japanese rock garden, in addition to giving step-by-step instructions on how to design and build one.
How to get rid of Goat Head weeds in your yard, the seeds, and the stickers. Plus, what to do if you get Goat Head stickers in your skin.
Jade is a succulent plant native to South Africa, and is a very common houseplant. Jade is easy to care for, requires little watering, and is easily propagated. Propagating jade is the most rewarding part of growing jade. The trick to propagating jade is understanding the conditions for jade cuttings to succeed.
Chia Pet—the iconic As Seen on TV product. I remember the commercials from my early childhood. As I got older, I thought, "Why not try it out?" Was it a scam? I'll review my experience with Chia Pets so you can decide if they're right for you.
Having trouble finding the perfect plant for shady spaces? This list of shade plants will help you with your garden if you're in partial sun or full shade.
Though you might think that humans are savvy enough to have everything under control, raccoons are clever creatures that are surprisingly difficult to thwart. Below I'll share my personal raccoon experiences with you, as well as share some tips on raccoons and how to get rid of them.
Are your precious crops being eaten by cabbage worms? There are natural ways to control them and protect your food from both insects and chemicals.
For an easy to grow perennial, and an alyssum by any other name, Yellow Alyssum is but one name for this delightful plant but other names include Aurinia saxatilis or Aurinia saxitilis. The older classification of this flower is Alyssum saxatile....
I have 35 years experience with the foxtail fern. Here's how to propagate and tend your plant for years of green enjoyment.
Indoor houseplants can be difficult if you choose incorrectly. Some of the easiest house plants to maintain include cast iron plant, jade plant, rubber tree and more. Learn how to keep them thriving..
A great way to grow potatoes in small spaces. Try growing potatoes in containers to save space and grow in an environment that's easy to maintain.
White lawn grubs can do an extensive amount of damage to your grass. Learn how to identify lawn grubs, treat them and prevent further damage.
Many first time renters are uncomfortable with houseplants, although they long to have them. Using them for decor is one thing, but how do you care for them, especially watering?
Do you cringe at what might be sprayed on your lettuce and other vegetables? Why not grow it yourself using an easy hydroponic system? No dirt means no mess, just healthier & faster growing plants.
Flowering crabapple trees are not only beautiful, but provide vital food for wildlife during the long winter and early spring. Here's how to find varieties that keep their fruit over winter.
An illustrated guide to growing eight favorite perennial herbs. These common essential culinary herbs will grow year after year, giving you a fresh supply of herbs for your kitchen.
Abiu is an exotic fruit tree that grows in Hawaii. The bright yellow fruit has a delicate, creamy, sweet taste, with a strong hint of caramel and vanilla.
Gardening in the shade can be a challenge for many gardeners. This list of the best perennials for shady gardens will get you off to a great start.
These 17 apps, ranging from free to under $10, are fun, useful tools for home gardeners, landscapers, & nature lovers. Updated to include specialty apps about cacti, wildflowers, veggies, & mushrooms.
Welcome an unusual plant to your yard. Pine Cone Ginger, known by several other names, is a fascinating plant which will add a tropical air to the landscape on your property.
Plant related poisonings are the the third leading cause of illness and death in children, and responsible for thousands of pet emergencies each year.
While in other places you would plant potatoes as early as February or March, here in the desert foothills, June is a good month to start. Learn this and more about growing potatoes.
Learn some easy ways you can turn your yard into a bird-friendly habitat and create a beautiful backyard sanctuary for songbirds.
Star apple is a wonderful tropical fruit that you should try when visiting Hawaii. It’s about the size of an apple, with smooth, shiny green or purple skin. Star apple gets its name from the interesting “starburst” core pattern that can be seen when the fruit is cut in half.
Did you ever want to grow your own garlic? This hub explains how to grow garlic, when to grow garlic and how to cultivate and harvest it. Garlic has many health benefits too, so why not give it a go?
A common question regarding gardenias is "What is the black sooty substance on the leaves?" While unattractive, the "soot" is easily controlled.
It's enjoyable to have plants in a home, but some house plants are poisonous. These need to be treated carefully and kept away from children and pets.
Many plants grow in shade. If you know which plants are shade-loving, you can plant them in the right place so they are more likely to thrive.
Powdery mildew, while not usually a fatal plant disease, will severely affect a garden plant's vitality. There ARE organic ways to kill powdery mildew which are safe and effective.
Exotic and unusual orchids that look like monkeys, bees, babies, flying ducks and doves. Plus descriptions of all their funny little quirks, botanical names and pictures of orchids.
Have you found crunchy yellow or brown tips on the leaves of your beloved houseplants? Discover the probable causes and corrections for this problem.
Fungus gnats are those tiny, obnoxious flying bugs found in your home or office that have been flying in your face. Before you throw out all your plants and produce, learn how to get rid of them.
Brighten up the shaded areas of your yard with shade-loving flowering plants. Types of plants (with photographs) with the types of shade they prefer.
Upcycle old shoes or boots from your closet by planting them with colorful flowers or herbs! A great way to reuse and recycle old clothing into planters.
Euphorbia milii, also known as crown of thorns, Christ thorn and the Christ plant, is an ideal decoration at Christmas and Easter. Crown of thorn cuttings also make great gifts--and they're easy to grow.
Phalaenopsis orchids (or moth orchids) are not as difficult as people believe they are. The trick is to understanding how they want to grow and what they need for long term survival.
Few experiences can match the pleasure of savoring a homegrown vegetable, especially if you raised it yourself from seedling or seed. Here are some tips for the new, beginner gardener!
Here we are discussing Marigold Tagetes, or the African Marigold, not the Calendula. Although both have their uses and benefits, the former is better at keeping gardens healthy and pest free.
Whether you want to control or eliminate them completely, I'll show you how we do this on our farm in Brazil.
I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.
Learn the basics of hydroponic gardening before you start one. The rewards of growing a hydroponics garden include greater yield and flexibility of location.
The beautiful peace lily is a great houseplant that is very hardy and easy to look after. However, to get the best out of it you need to know how to look after it, so look no further...
Finding predator tracks in your yard and around your livestock? Use these non-lethal tricks to keep coyotes, wolves, and foxes from killing your animals and entering your yard.
A container garden just isn't complete without the addition of fast growing radishes. In this article, learn how to grow radishes in containers.
Blackspot disease is a common problem on roses and other plants. Learn about the natural and chemical treatments that will keep your roses healthy and beautiful.
Need a unique addition to your patio garden? Well then, consider growing olive trees in containers! These hardy trees are perfect for small spaces, and will grow for many years to come.
Planting healthy grass seed in Ohio depends on the time frame, temperature, method and soil alkalinity.
Pretty in a border, beautiful in a bouquet, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a hardy, low-maintenance perennial that's easy to grow by division or from seed.
Describing the materials and methods used to design and make a simple pebble mosaic for your garden. Create decorative borders or focal points to add interest to lawns, paths and paving.
Use these beginner's tips for growing African violets to learn the basics of caring for an African violet plant.
Green flowers are unusual in the garden but there are some available that are easy to grow. Many green blooms seen in florist designs have been dyed. Others are rare or hard to grow.
Bulbs, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, trees--all sorts of plants bloom in winter. Here are a few to try in your garden.
Houseplant new growth leaves growing in as a faded washed out green or yellow, with dark green leaf veins. Chlorosis is commonly the cause of these symtoms exibited by your houseplant leaves. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about the cause, prevention and treatement of Chlorosis.
If you're a gardener with shady areas around your home, you may struggle with finding shrubs that can survive. A number of beautiful shade shrubs exist for these not-so-ideal planting locations.
A worm farm worm composter is a great way to deal with organic recycling and a step toward self sufficiency. Produce nutrient rich compost and fertilizer. Worm composting can bring a steady profit
If you want to know exactly how to grow a vegetable garden here is all the information you will ever need.
As an organic farmer, I look for natural ways to solve any pest control problems. Neem is the ideal plant as it's a vigorous growing tree and both its leaves and seeds have repellent properties.
Do plants like music? It's a controversial topic: Studies have supported the claim that music can result in better growth, but many disagree with those findings. Hear both sides & decide for yourself.
Learn to make decorative ice gems in five easy steps. Includes step-by-step instructions and images. Ice gems are a fun, easy craft for adults and kids alike, and are a wonderful conversation starter. Add flair and an artistic touch to your winter garden this year!
How to grow an avocado plant from the big seed at the center of the fruit is to clean and dry the seed, then plant it directly into a compost-filled pot. Place it rounded-side down, and wait and watch for signs of germination.
Hibiscus are gorgeous flowering plants that offer a tropical look to a garden. While there are many kinds of hibiscus, three basic types are available to add an exotic touch to your landscape.
Mountain apple is a beautiful fruit tree that grows in many gardens and farms in Hawaii. It has a unique rose flavor, tastes sweet and extremely juicy. Mountain apples are usually eaten fresh or made into jams, pickles, and wines.
A stressed garden's best companion. Learn the natural insecticidal, fungicidal and cleansing benefits to using hydrogen peroxide for plants.
This is one heirloom cucumber that you won't forget. Mouse melon vines produce ample amounts of delicious tiny fruits. In this article, explore how to grow mouse melons.
Aspidistra or Cast Iron plant will be all that is left in the world of houseplants, when the end of the world arrives. Caring for Aspidistra is just a matter of understanding.
Sansivieria, Snake Plant, Mother In Laws Tongue, or Devil's Tongue, no matter what you choose to call it everything you have ever wanted to know about keeping a happy healthy Sansevieria plant lies in this article. Look inside the Thoughthole find out more.
Learn about the annual phenomenon that sees our homes, garages, barns and sheds festooned with ladybugs on a sunny autumn day.
Herbicides, pesticides and other lawn and garden products are toxic to people and animals. Most people don't realize how dangerous these chemicals really are.
Landscapes consist of a variety of physical components combined together to form a "look" or style - plants, softscape, and hardscape. This article describes what they are and how to use them.
Bamboo cuttings are a form of vegetative propagation that uses part of a parent plant to produce a new plant. There are three relatively easy methods of bamboo cuttings; root mass divisions, rhizome cuttings, and culm burial. Each method has different moisture and soil requirements as well.
How to Grow Bell Peppers. Vegetable Garden Tips for growing, planting and harvesting Sweet Bell Peppers.
Here is a list of most fragrant flowers from around the world. Many of the exotic ones not only add colors and life to your garden, but they also come with a nice scent that can refresh your mind.
Swiss Cheese Plant, Monstera Deliciosa, or Cut Leaf Philodrendron is a large showy and easy to grow houseplant that prefers warm, humid conditions. This dramatic plant is a tropical native
Medinilla Magnifica was voted the favorite new flowering plant at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in 2012. Its huge blossoms and vibrant colors will make your friends "pink" with envy.
This common "weed" is one of the healthiest foods there is and is a natural remedy for many ailments. Learn how to use the full plant as food and natural medicine.
Showy easy to grow succulent is beautiful in a mass planting. Some if the rosettes can get as big as 10 inches across. Replant broken stems to maintain size variety. You will love the display.
Iris, Azalea, and Hydrangea are poisonous garden plants - which parts of plant, symptoms, what to do in case of emergency. Protect children, wash hands after touching. May be poisonous to pets
Learn everything you need know How to grow Asiatic Lilies. They are some of the most beautiful flowers available. The lilies grow from bulbs that spread.
Yuccas are very common, especially in arid regions of the Americas. The yucca plant is easy to care for and has similar requirements to that of cacti. Proper sunlight and soil, along with watering and fertilizer applications will keep yuccas growing for years. Being able to diagnose common problems will help keep yucca health at an optimum as well.
Here is a list of the top 10 climbing plants perfectly suited for a small garden trellis. Bringing color, scent and interest into your yard, climbers also create a decorative screen or an ornamental feature that will bring months of pleasure.
With a little effort, you can turn one coleus plant into a flowerbed of bright color with ease. Here's how to propagate these gorgeous ornamental plants in four easy steps.
Learn to mix your own bonsai soil the right way to ensure your bonsai will stay healthy and grow to be vigorous works of art.
Bananas are produced in tall plants, which are often mistaken as trees. The uses of banana trees or different parts of the plants are numerous. In fact, all the parts of a banana plant are useful.
Find out how to provide the best possible lifestyle for Schefflera, a very recognizable and common interior houseplant. Look inside the Thoughthole to find out more about this spirited, vigorous, indoor gem.
Leafy vegetables are affected by a number of diseases and disorders. Read on to learn about the common diseases of leafy vegetables, their causes, prevention, control and treatment.
Don't have a green space? You can grow a patio, balcony, or apartment vegetable garden with very little square footage. This article presents some easy ways to exercise your urban green thumb!
Many people spend a lot of time and effort trying to get rid of the moss in their gardens. And despite all the effort, it is often with poor result because you are struggling against nature! Stop that and nurture the moss instead! I will show you the beauty of moss and how to nurture a moss garden...
Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site: determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location of the garden prior to selecting plants. Sample garden plans for different situations are included in this article about how to create a simple garden.
What bulbs bloom first in spring? Find the best, early blooming spring bulbs to pack a punch of color in the garden as the snow begins to melt.
Beekeepers who need to start splitting hives to prevent them from swarming will want to know how to make their own nuc (nucleus colony) box. Here's how!
Most people are shocked when I answer their question, "How often should I water a cactus?" Read this article because you may be killing your cactus by watering too much or too little.
Euphorbia Trigona (African milk tree) is a unique succulent plant. Also known as the friendship plant. Learn how simple to care for and how it is propagated easily.
Here is one simple practice to follow to keep your Stella de Oro daylilies and other re-blooming daylilies flowering continuously throughout the growing season.
Some easy tips for growing strong and healthy tomato plants that will produce lots of delicious fruit.
Looking to get the most out of your small space or container garden? Well then, it's time to try growing Pequin Peppers! Even in tight spaces, these pepper plants are always high yielding.
Learn how to grow and care for an interesting addition to your garden or home, the fuchsia plant. Enjoy the beauty this romantic, perennial plant offers by following these growing tips.
Important differences between the plantain tree and the banana, as well as eating suggestions, cultivation information and how the plant produces fruit. Serving suggestions for the fruit are given at the end of the article based on my experience in Costa Rica.
All plants need some light. Houseplants that will thrive in low light conditions still need some sunlight for photosynthesis. Here are 12 houseplants that will grow in low or indirect light.
Micro greens are nutritious, easy to grow, and can be a lucrative urban farming business endeavor. GroAction is a one-man operation that grows and sells micro greens to restaurants in Portland, Oregon.
If you are keen to grow frangipani (plumeria) from seeds, this article will show you how with easy to follow instructions and photos
Pests of eggplant are sometimes difficult to identify before damage occurs. Learn the serious eggplant pests and natural remedies for their removal.
If you're looking to maximize your container garden yields, learning how to grow beets in containers is a must. Fast growing, great tasting, beets!
A beautiful houseplant suddenly covered in webbing, the plant may have a Spider Mite infestation. Find out more about how to identify and treat these destructive, and industrious little pests.
People use the words bine and vine as if they mean the same thing. But they each grow in a different way and there are ways to tell them apart.
Here is a complete guide of everything you need to know how and when to prune rose bushes. As well as brief overview of pros and cons of most popular rose species.
Interested in adding something very different to your houseplant collection? Check out the barrel cactus—but there are some things you will need to know before you make your final decision.
Whatever the colors of the blooms are; white, yellow, pink, red or blue, I'd say their shaped would be the first thing that people notice about them. Now let's see all those flowers that are in their bell-shape forms!
As water and energy prices rise, many people are seeking alternatives to the traditional, thirsty, labor-intensive American lawn. Here are the pros and cons of letting clover grow in your lawn.
English ivy is an attractive plant that may be invasive in North America. It's both helpful and harmful for humans, other living things, and the environment.
The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law's tongue, is a popular house plant. Houseplants are used throughout the world to decorate indoor spaces, add color and texture, liven up a room’s atmosphere (such as in an office) and for health...
While pots and soil can be messy, its easy and cheap to grow houseplants in nothing more than a vase, water and some liquid fertilizer!
Minimal maintenance is reason alone to grow a wild plum tree, but the fruit that it produces is not only edible, but found in many Native American recipes. Plant your own American wild plum tree!
This article is about how to make bottles trees using just a few simple items. The history and 'functionality' of these trees is equally fascinating. Read on to discover more!
From fighting off pesky nematodes to decorating wedding ceremonies, French marigolds have many unique uses. No wonder these fascinating plants are loved the world over.
Organic gardening fertilizer tips using kitchen scraps such as banana peels, coffee grinds and more.
No cottage or country garden would be complete without showy stalks of hollyhock (A. rosea.) From germination to storing seeds, this guide makes growing these old-fashioned favorites a little easier.
You can buy "ready made" plants in a store, but it can be much more fun to grow them yourself from seed. The magical phenomenon of seed germination is entertaining for both adults and children alike
Mint is a hardy garden herb prized for its ability to thrive in all sorts of environments. Hardy it is, mint pests can always drop by for a quick meal.
Perennial plants for sun with summer flowers are the backbone of the garden. This is an illustrated guide to 22 great perennials that need little care, divide easily, and last for many years.
Black walnut is a great tree to have around. It yields beautiful wood, great tasting nuts, and the hulls have medicinal properties. It has a wonderful taste and you can use it in cooking. Find out more about this interesting plant and fruit.
Shamrocks are traditionally associated with St. Patrick's Day, but they can be very difficult to grow. Their various forms make them a bit of a mystery to those wishing to plant. Learn to grow them!
The crisp peppery taste of arugula is the perfect compliment for any salad garden. In this article, learn the basics to growing arugula in containers.
Our experiences with pros & cons of growing the beautiful red tipped photinia plants including photos & videos.
Lucky Bamboo is a symbol of good luck. It is a plant that plays an important role in Feng Shui. Read on to know more about the Lucky Bamboo.
Hornworm caterpillars eat the leaves and fruit of tomato plants in your garden. Here's how to identify them and keep them from eating all of your tomato harvest.
Meet the contemporary counterpart of the popular Dracaena houseplant's. A controlled compact design make the Dracaena Compacta a very stylish fit for a modern motiff. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this upright foliar majesty.
This is a how-to article on growing camellia flowers from cuttings. If you have a beautiful camellia plant, you can actually "clone" it!
Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long blooming. Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant.
Do your roses have black spot? Nip it in the bud with these 6 easy strategies for growing healthy, black spot-free roses.
There are many differences between organic and non-organic soils. Mulch, compost, and manure are organic and will transform a nutrient deficient soil into a rich organic environment for plants. Perlite, vermiculite, expanded clay aggregate, and rockwool are non-organic. They are heavily used in hydroponics and as soil amendments for potted plants.
How do we remove weeds effectively and, once removed, how do we prevent them from growing back? The following describes different methods—natural and chemical— to deal with weeds in your garden.
How to create a dog friendly garden with pet friendly plants, hardscapes, and pet play areas to be enjoyed by you and your dogs. Pet friendly landscaping uses an organic approach to gardening. One that is safer and healthier for our families and dog friends.
How to get seeds from the pod, sow, grow and take care of a superb green chili pepper plant in a container. For people with small gardens who love fresh vegetables.
Which kind should you use for seed starting, growing house plants, or planting containers and window boxes? There are differences between garden soil and potting soil.
Frosts and thaws can damage or even kill tender plants. Here are 10 easy, practical ways to protect your garden from killing frost.
Trying to find the name of a tree with white bark? Looking for an attractive tree for a garden? Find out where to ....
A step-by-step guide for solutions for getting rid of noisy, croaking frogs in your backyard and keeping them away.
Here are photos of 15 different types of magnolia trees and shrubs. I hope you'll find them useful when identifying your variety or choosing one to purchase.
There are many great ways to keep those pesky bugs out of your garden, but often the natural way is the best way. Here are some plants that you can plant in your garden to keep bugs away!
Did you know that plants can be cloned? You can make new plants for your garden using the technique of taking cuttings. For many plants, this process is simple and only takes minutes to do.
The Blue Orchid (Blue Mystique) is not painted, and it is not hybridized. It is blue because of a patented process that infuses white orchids with a special medium.
A how-to tutorial on how to successfully grow fuji apple trees. Fuji apples are about the size of a baseball and are about 10% sugar, so they are a tasty choice to grow.
Tips from my 10 years of experience growing and harvesting stevia: Which type to buy, how to grow, harvest, and dry it, and why some stevia has a bitter taste.
What are the most painful stings in the world? Here's everything you need to know about the top ten most painful stings on earth.
Want a beautiful garden or at least a beautiful bouquet. It's helpful to know what flowers flourish in what month to know how to enjoy beautiful flowers all year long.
Growing creeping phlox, a native perennial flower that also attracts butterflies, is easy and inexpensive.
Learn how to build and maintain a plant terrarium in 7 easy steps. Includes a list of appropriate terrarium plants, how to choose the container and environment, and how to plant and maintain your terrarium. Lots of tips!
Flying termites are a natural phenomenon, but termites in trees are dangerous. Termite damage in one of my gum trees caused the tree to snap in a high wind. I now encourage nature's predators.
Whether they have to survive drought or super-hot summer days, these ever-blooming annuals work awesome as a border, ground cover, in containers and added to hanging baskets!
Why did my bees leave the hive? Well, read on to learn why bees abscond. See the causes of bee absconding and reasons why bees fly away from your hive leaving an empty beehive.
If you are looking for a fast growing tree, don't overlook oak trees. They are not only beautiful and offer brilliant fall color, they will also grow quickly if you choose the right one.
A guide to fragrant, sweet-smelling flowers: From lilacs to freesias, these flowers are treat for the nose.
Learn my tried-and true method for growing and curing your own tobacco. It's cheap, easy, and pretty darn fun.
The jade plant is a low maintenance succulent houseplant. Find out what are the different varieties, and how to care for and propagate it.
Container gardening with broccoli is a great way to provide yourself with fresh produce. Learn the basics of growing broccoli in containers.
Here is a compilation of all known methods to get rid of gophers. If you know of one that is not here, please add it.
Easy vertical garden ideas for the beginner gardener. How to build a garden trellis with a piece of wood and some nails.
Looking for an easy garden project that anyone can do? Try building your own cedar raised garden bed. It's easy, cheap, and you'll reap the benefits for years to come.
The Mimosa Tree is beautiful, and drought tolerant, with airy pink blossoms and fern-like green leaves. If you choose to grow one or two, here is how I did it. Keep in mind they are invasive.