Zinnia ( Zinnia indica ) is a common garden plant native to Europe, Asia and North America. It was introduced into the United States in 1869 by John Jacob Astor, the American financier. Today it grows wild throughout most of the eastern half of the country. It is […]

Zero Waste DIY: How to Grow Seedlings Using Newspaper Pots The idea of using newspapers for growing plants is not new. But it was only recently that the technology became available which made it possible to do so with ease. The most common method of doing this involves […]

Your Handpicked Flowers and a Sweepstakes Winner The Best Cheap Flowers Near Me? In the past few years, many people have been searching for cheap flowers near them. You might not need expensive flowers but you still want to save money on your daily expenses. If you are […]

What are Shrubs? Shrubs are plants with small leaves and flowers that grow from the ground. They include many types of grasses, herbs, sedges, ferns, mosses and other plants that require little or no water. Some shrubbery species have edible fruits such as berries or nuts. These types […]

What You Need to Do in Fall for a Lush Lawn in Spring In fall, your yard will be lush with new growth. However, it’s not just the color of the leaves that makes autumn so beautiful; it’s also the smell! There are many different scents that come […]

Composting Basics The first thing to understand is that there are two types of composters: mechanical and biological. Mechanical composters use electricity or other energy source to break down organic matter into smaller particles, which then go through a chemical reaction to produce heat and oxygen gas. Biological […]

Watering Your Vegetable Garden You may have noticed that your plants are not getting enough water. You could try watering them more frequently or even use a sprinkler system. However, it’s better to just give up and let nature take its course. If you don’t want to do […]

Your First Garden: The Free Mulch You May Already Have on Your Property I have been gardening since I was a little girl. Growing up in the South, it wasn’t uncommon for us to grow our own food from seed or by digging into the ground with shovels […]

Easy Vegetable Gardening – Best Practices The following are some tips and suggestions for the best practices when growing your first few vegetables. You will need to experiment with different methods until you get it right. These ideas may not work for everyone, but they might be helpful […]

1) You don’t have enough money to buy seeds and soil. 2) You don’t have time to grow everything yourself. If you answered 1 or 2, then congratulations! You are already ahead of most people. If you answered 3, then I suggest you read on… 3) You don’t […]