Do you love gardening? Why not try growing edible flowers? Many cake decorators and chefs will 'spice' up their dishes with flowers that not only look pretty but can be safely consumed (which is more than we can say for poinsettias, which are poisonous—but we digress). Here are some edible flowers you may want to plant when spring comes around. … [Read more...] about Edible flowers that are easy to grow
Imagine how wonderful lit would be to have all the herbs you need for dinner growing just a few steps away from your kitchen. Feel like having pesto and angel hair pasta? You've got basil. Craving for a perfectly roasted chicken? All you need is rosemary. Here are some tips on growing Italian herbs in your garden. Many are easy to grow and will flourish with very little … [Read more...] about Tips for growing Italian herbs
Chemical pesticides can contaminate your garden soil, making plants weaker, while the insects you try to kill become more resistant to it. You can remove pesticide residue by adding organic matter to your soil, lowering the concentration of pesticides and activating the soil's natural ability to heal itself (and release pesticide residue over time). … [Read more...] about How do I remove pesticide residue from my garden soil?
Water gardens make a charming addition to your patio, poolside or Japanese-themed garden. With beautiful pots and lighting (and artfully concealed hoses) you can even create a very relaxing "Zen corner" in your own home (check out this great video example). So you may not have a lake on your property (or if you live in an apartment you may not even have soil!) but with … [Read more...] about How to Make a Water Garden
One of the best ways of taking care of plants is by caring for them inside a greenhouse. The controller environment inside a greenhouse allows you to give your plants a better environment to grow in. But how does a greenhouse work, exactly? … [Read more...] about How Does a Green House Work?