Archives for May 2015

5 Steps for Controlling Potato Beetles

The potato beetle feeds on potato plant leaves and can quickly eat all of the leaves. This can either kiil the potato plant or reduce your potato yield. This beetle can also attack other vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. So if you see the striped potato beetle you need to act fast. One thing […]

Low Maintenance Garden Tips – Ideas And Plants For Easy Gardening

The larger your garden, the more work it takes to care for it and keep it up. For many, maintaining the garden becomes another job that has to be done. In this article, Karen suggests installing low maintenance landscaping. She discusses specific ways to reduce the time you spend on: Watering Weeding Pruning Deadheading Dividing […]

15 Earth Day Crafts (Tutorials)

I missed Earth Day but loved these crafts and decided to share anyway. Erin has collected 15 fantastic DIY recycled crafts that are easy to make. Some of these are really neat! If you see a craft you’d like to make, just click the link above the picture. You’ll find tutorials for: Earth Day Eco […]

How to Make Watermelon Mason Jars [Video]

I really liked the look of these watermelon mason jars. In this post you’ll find a video where Angie demonstrates how to make these decorative mason jars. It’s a super simple and can be done very quickly. In the same video, Carolina first explains what a frog is. It’s a metal grid insert that you […]

Companion Planting Part 2 – Don’t Plant These Plants Together Too

Many gardeners know that some plants do well when they’re planted near each other. For example, When you plant basil and dill among tomatoes they protect the tomatoes from hornworms. Also, sage scattered in a cabbage patch reduces the impact of cabbage moths. But there are also plants that should not be planted near each […]

The Top 100 Popsicles Of All Time

This is like the Holy Grail of popsicle recipes!!  It’s Sue’s amazing collection of the 100 BEST popsicle recipes out there. Some are her creations. But the majority were developed by other talented foodies and bloggers.  There’s a link to every pospsicle recipe on her list. The great thing about making popsicles is that it’s […]

Homemade Lavender Hand Cream Recipe

This is Jan’s rich and nourishing lavender hand cream recipe. Lavender flowers have anti-inflammatory properties, so if you have arthritis in your hands, this lotion may provide relief. The recipe uses a particular butter that moisturizes dry skin and an oil that nourishes skin. Jan explains how to infuse the oil with lavender flowers. She […]

The Top 15 Mistakes Beginning Gardeners Make

No matter what the season, it’s great to read about gardening! As a seasoned gardener, Tanya shares what she views to be the top 15 mistakes that beginning gardeners make. She discusses each mistake in detail and offers suggestions. Here’s an example. One of the mistakes she highlights is spending too much money. Novice gardeners […]

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

I’m a big fan of strawberry-rhubarb cobbler. It’s one of my personal comfort foods. You get the sweetness of the strawberries and the mild tartness of the rhubarb in the filling. Then there’s the light, flaky biscuit topping that crowns the filling. Finally, there is nothing as good as hot strawberry-rhubarb cobbler with a scoop […]

How to Make Violet Flower Glycerite

I think most people think of violets as pretty flowers. However, in this article Jan shares the many health benefits of violets. Among other benefits, violets are high in vitamins A and C. They are also ideal for skin conditions. Then Jan shares her simple recipe for violet flower glycerite including some helpful tips. Glycerite […]