Sugar Shack Buttonbush–a Problem Solver for the Garden!

Creating a Cool Blue Perennial Flower Garden

Creating a perennial flower garden in cool blue colors is a great way to feel a respite from the heat of the summer. For people who are drawn to the color blue this is an especially good way to express their gardening creativity.

Go Green With Worm Composting

Worm Composting is the ultimate way to go green. Even apartment dwellers can do worm composting because it requires little space and is odor free. Worm Composting performs the REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE concept all in one.

A Few Things About Garden Paving

There are a lot of choices that you will have to make when you are looking at garden paving. There are literally hundreds of different types of paving stones and ways to pave your garden. You can choose from the type of stone that you want. The first thing you want to do is decide what you want to pave.

How to Save the Planet? Easy – Build a Greenhouse!

Before you learn how to build a greenhouse that is a perfect fit for your needs, there are some things that you should take into consideration before jumping into the project. While constructing a small, personal greenhouse is generally a fairly simple undertaking, lack of proper planning can really hamper your progress.

The Least Favorite Vegetables to Grow in the Garden

Vegetable gardening, just like anything else in life, is comprised of people from all walks of life and culture and because it is so vast, we wanted to get a better handle on what people grow and more importantly what they don’t grow. So we went ahead and asked our thousands of subscribers on our vegetable gardening fan page on Facebook this specific question. What is your least favorite vegetable to grow?

Discover Blue Indigo – The 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year

False blue indigo has beautiful blue flowers, attractive leaves and a rugged constitution. Even though it is a North American native, this excellent perennial is not very well known, but that should change for the better after being named the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association.

Harvesting and Storing Garlic

You have grown some great garlic bulbs in your garden. Now that midsummer approaches, you want to know when and how to properly harvest it. How to prepare and store, so that you will be able to use collected cloves for months?

Garden Edging on Any Budget

A living garden is wonderful to have, because it enables you to grow so many fresh ingredients to use in your cooking. There’s nothing like home grown tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, water melons, and the list goes on and on. Gardens are a lot of work, but the work is always worth the effort and the “fruits” of your labor will be enjoyed by all those close to you.

Growing Vegetable Seeds Indoors For an Early Start

It is easy to grow a great crop of vegetables and despite some people thinking it is a science it really is simple. You may have heard about people being labelled as having “green fingers” but they are not special, it is just that they may have followed the instructions about growing vegetables.

How Do You Edge a Garden?

Functional and decorative edging can be used in gardens depending on the look and purpose of the edging. Gardens can be regularly edged with an electric edger to keep a pristine look from the garden to the lawn.

Five Native Texas Plants That Can Enhance Your Landscape Design

By using native plants in their landscaping plan, homeowners can be assured that their plants will thrive in the dry, sunny Texas climate. Native plants make good environmental sense as well, as they generally require less water and can survive for extended periods with little or no watering. Many also serve to attract butterflies and other wildlife, providing an additional level of beauty to these practical and attractive plantings.

Lawn Care – The Basics

Since spring is just around the corner we wanted to discuss basic lawn care with you. We all want that lush beautiful carpet of green around our home that we see on TV or golf courses etc. But is that really an ideal expectation?

Worm Compost Will Make Your Garden Green

Worm compost is chock full of all kinds of vital nutrients and enzymes that plants need to thrive. When fresh, worm tea is full of a wide variety of healthy bacteria, nematodes, protozoa and other such microbes that plants depend upon to be full and healthy grown.

Staking Tomatoes – Why Should You Stake and How to Do it Correctly

You can choose the stakes, cage or trellis as a tomato support. Which is best? I prefer stakes. I explain why and share a few tips about using them to grow a great tomatoes.

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