Levitating a Tillandsia Air Plant Magnetically!

15 Mouth-Watering Edible Weeds

If you take a good look at your yard, you will find many different edible weeds that can be eaten in salads, made into tea or used for health purposes. Amaranth – Found on most continents, Amaranth is an edible weed and Native to the Americas. The whole Amaranth plant can be eaten but if the leaves appear to have spines on them, avoid eating those leaves.

Planting an Edible Landscape For Beginning Gardeners

The idea of getting a harvest out of a traditionally and beautifully manicured landscape might seem unlikely, but the reality is, it’s quite possible to do. Edible landscaping has become a popular trend among homeowners who wish for a hybrid garden of sophisticated beauty that also provides healthy and fresh food, without the backyard taken over by square vegetable beds; Beds that also require tending and work to sustain a crop. Many landscape plants that produce delicious and abundant crops require little work like most landscape plant selections, and they look beautiful doing it. Some seasonal tending may be necessary, but this is true for most landscapes that are properly cared for anyway. How is this done? And what plants should you use? Read on!

The Convenience of Having a Kitchen Garden in Your Backyard

Kitchen gardens have been essentials as part of the home for hundreds, even thousands of years. People all over the world have had them and relied on them as a cheap and very fresh source of expensive herbs and vegetables.

Electric Wheelbarrow Review

Last growing season I was given the opportunity to use, test and review this awesome electric wheelbarrow from ElectricWheelbarrows.com. If you’ve known me or have been following me for any length of time you know that I am huge, flag waving fan of single wheel, construction grade Jackson wheelbarrows. To the point to even offer up “Wheelbarrow Tips and Tricks”. But at the same time, I’m a true believer in using the right tool for the job, and sometimes you need to move large amounts of material long distances, over rough or soft terrain. If you want to take your cardio workout to an insane level, or a truly deadly level for an old guy like me, try pushing a loaded wheelbarrow across a muddy yard or through the snow. So even though I am not ready and never will be ready to give up my Jackson wheelbarrow I can see a ton of uses for this electric wheelbarrow which holds more, crosses rough terrain with ease and will allow just about anybody to move large amounts of material just about any distance they need to safely.

Why Rhododendrons Fail to Grow and Two Super Hardy Rhododendrons for Cold Climates

Believe it or not, Rhododendrons and Azaleas are quite easy to grow and it only takes a few things to make them happy. There’s a fundamental secret about growing Rhododendrons in your yard or your landscape that cannot be overlooked and it cannot be stated strongly enough. Here it is… Rhododendrons Do Not Like Wet Feet!

Yum! Tasty Edible Flowers You Can Grow Yourself

Add a beautiful, aesthetic touch to your next dinner with tasty edible flowers that you can grow yourself. Many upscale restaurants have adopted the practice of garnishing salads and certain dishes with edible flowers.

A Guide to Controlling Fungus Gnats in Hydroponic Gardens

Adult fungus gnats are completely harmless, but their larvae are the real problem in any garden. The larvae dwell in and feed on the roots of plants, ultimately hampering growth and development. As the roots get damaged, they may rot and bacteria will have a place to live.

How to Plant in Clay Soil

Planting in clay soil is great for the vegetation that have roots strong enough to break through the hardened ground and compacted clay. Amending an area to make suitable for gardening other types of vegetation is doable. The main idea to remember is to amend an entire area NOT just a single hole for the desired plant to root. Why is it important to improve the soil structure in an entire area rather a single location? If a gardener focuses on a single location once the plant roots it will grow root length only as far and wide as the hole that was amended. Once the roots reach the soil that is clay the roots will grow inward as they are unable to penetrate through the unforgiving clay soil. The plant may survive, but it will be severely root bound.

Choosing the Right Garden Shed

Choosing the right shed for your garden can be harder than you expect. Cost? Aesthetics? Size? Everything needs to be taken into consideration when looking for the right shed for your garden. There are so many options to choose from so how do you know which is right for you?

Why Should You Plant A Food Garden

In the same size as a double-bed you can feed your family every day with organically grown fresh vegetables in just a few months. If you have some property in your back yard or you live in the city with only a single bed size to spare, it is easier than you think.

Rose Rosette Disease – This Deadly Virus Is Attacking Even the Knock-Out Roses

Rose Rosette Disease is a disease that is eventually fatal to roses, even the Knockout Rose and Drift Rose cultivars. Rose plants will not recover from this horrible virus. Nor, will they be able to “cope” with this disease either, becoming ugly and misshapen by Rose Rosette over 2 to 5 years. The only cure for Rose Rosette Disease is prevention. Once your roses have Rose Rosette, the only option is to destroy affected plants.

How to Create Your Own Secret Garden With Shrub Roses and More That Offer Privacy and Beauty

In The Secret Garden, author Frances Hodgson Burnett surmises, “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Growing up as I have among the plants and flowers that so many of you have taken home of the years, eventually rearing my own children in nature’s nursery, I would have to say that I agree. Everywhere I look, I imagine something better with the right landscaping and an aesthetic understanding of the role plants play in beautifying our lives.

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