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How to Propagate Lavender

  Lavender looks beautiful in any garden and is wonderfully fragrant. Lavender is used in teas, tinctures, and cooking. Herbalists use it in a variety of health remedies and to promote relaxation. This is a great article that explains in detail how to take cuttings from an existing lavender plant and propagate it into a new separate […]

10 Gardening Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony

If you live in an apartment or condo and don’t have a lot of space for gardening, this post can help you with different solutions. It’s also helpful for people with tiny gardens. And there is one suggestion on how to grow citrus indoors. The article provides links to the following small space gardening solutions: […]

Stylish and Affordable DIY 55 Gallon Drum Garden Planters

NoahW wanted to build some simple, affordable & attractive planters for some of his fruit trees. He used 55 gallon food safe plastic barrels and scrap wood and built a planter in one afternoon. He provides step-by-step directions in the Instructables post. He did use some basic power tools to build the planter. The scrap wood […]

Gardeners Hand Salve Recipe

Like Katie, I often don’t wear gloves when I garden. Sometimes it’s by choice. Other times I just forget my gloves. It does feel good to feel the soil between my fingers and work with plants and flowers directly. But the result is rough, dry hands and the cuts and pricks that are hard to […]

DIY Garden Projects For The Perfect Backyard

This is a great collection of DIY garden projects by Codreanu Andreea that will make your backyard special. over time, a backyard can be transformed into an outdoor room that you and your entire family can enjoy. In this post you’ll find a wide variety of backyard projects. Here are just a few: Learn how […]

How To Grow Fruit Trees In Containers

This is a neat article that explains how to grow fruit trees in containers. This is something you can do inside a house, on balconies, or on rooftops. It even allows you to grow fruit even if you don’t live in an appropriate growing zone for that fruit. The size of the pot DOES matter […]

21 Trees You Should Never Plant In Your Yard

When homeowners decide to plant trees in a yard, they usually consider things like amount of shade produced, cost, maintenance requirements, and likelihood of growth success in their region. This article points out other important things to consider like: Types of roots Growth height Type of wood And More This article discusses 21 different trees […]

Tips For Pomegranate Growing: Caring For Pomegranate Plants In Containers

Pomegranates are both delicious and healthy. They contain antioxidants and a variety of vitamins.Amy explains that with proper training, pomegranates can be trained as a small tree which makes it perfect as a container plant. Even better, pomegranates can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. They’re also self-pollinating so you only need one to get […]

How to Make a Self-Watering Container Garden

This is a neat Instructables project that creates a self-watering, portable garden. It uses Tidy Cat litter containers, corrugated drainage pipe and PVC pipe. There are step-by-step directions with photographs. It’s a pretty simple and reusable set-up. This would be a great method for apartment balconies, roofs, and other small-scale gardening. Be sure to read the […]

Three Nasturtium Recipes for Summer

Nasturtium flowers and leaves are both edible and have a nice, peppery taste. They also have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. In this article, Rachel explains 2 different ways to use nasturtiums.  She explains how to: Make Nasturtium Vinegar Use Dried Nasturtium Leaves in cooking Use Nasturtiums to Make a Natural Aphid Spray Also, be sure […]