How to Harvest and Store Butternut Squash Throughout the Winter

Butternut squash grows very well.  It’s a healthy vegetable too with vitamin A, C, potassium and fiber. I do love butternut squash, although I have never planted as much as JES of Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth does in her garden.  I have squash envy!   In this article JES shares her tips on harvesting and storing butternut […]

25 Garden Bed Borders for Vegetable and Flower Gardens

Garden borders and edges are a way to create boundaries between your garden and paths, different garden beds, and other elements of your garden. They can really add a lot to the beauty of any flower or vegetable garden. This article discusses the pros and cons following borders and edges: Horizontal brick landscaping edging Diagonal […]

How to Create a Wildflower Cottage Garden

Tanya decided to create a garden with a mix of traditional cottage garden flowers and wildflowers. In addition to reduced weeding, they’d be sure to attract honeybees and bumblebees. She includes some excellent photographs that show the wonderful progression of the garden from February to August. She shares the flowers that she planted and a particular […]

DIY Uplighting – Garden Lighting Solutions For Landscapes

If you have ever seen trees at night that were uplighted, you know how magical it does look. In this article, Teo explains how to light a tree in this way. Uplighting is simply lighting an oblect from below. You can uplight trees, shrubs, walls – anything you want to highlight in your garden. Uplighting a […]

Cleaning Your Garden Tools With Tea

This is a neat idea that I’ve never heard about before. It discusses how to clean garden tools with tea. In this article, Nancy tests the entire process of using a batch of tea to clean garden tools. She explains how to make a specific type of tea, how long to soak the tools, and […]

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 […]