Turns out that it is ok to have a messy garden. Leave your garden a mess through winter and wildlife will love you! Learn the benefits.
The days are shorter and the colorful annuals on the front porch are gone. Now what? Better Homes and Gardens has ideas for creating a welcoming winter entrance.
CobraHead tools are becoming the favorite of gardeners everywhere. They out work all similar tools. These Wisconsin made tools are rugged, versatile, and easy to use. The CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator does more garden chores better than any other tool. The CobraHead Long Handle is a great stand-up weeder, and it’s ideal for older gardeners and those with limited kneeling capabilities. A must-have for gardeners – learn more.
Roots inspire neighbours to grow through a series of underground signals
Plants inspire neighbours to grow through a series of underground signals, a new study has revealed.
Researchers found that corn seedlings exchange messages with nearby plants via chemical signals fired into the soil from their roots.
These potent secretions tell the seedlings whether their neighbours are relatives or strangers and help them direct their growth accordingly. Read more.
Community And Vegetables Grow Side-By-Side In Syrian Refugee Camp Gardens
Fig and pomegranate trees, grapes, carrots, and narcissus flowers are some of the plants that Aveen Ismail likes to grow in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq where she lives. That’s because these plants remind her of Syria and home. Read NPR’s story of the Lemon Tree Trust and refugee gardens.
Something I enjoy each year is expanding my plant palette and trying new plants. It has tested my faith when plants don’t live up to their expectations. However, as are most gardeners, I’m resilient. And, new plants keep finding their way into my shopping cart. Read more.
I was on my way out the door, she was on her way in. Our paths crossed at our hair stylist’s studio and we started talking about cooking and gardening. She loves to cook. I love to garden. Wanting to use fresh ingredients for recipes, we discussed a plant or two. Realizing this conversation could go on for a while, I responded to the next question, “This would be a great topic for an article!” Read more to learn what vegetables, herbs and edible flowers you should grow for fresh ingredients.
Class was about to start. Mary Fosse ran outside the Darrington Library, turning over rocks, looking for bugs. Read more here.
As herb and vegetable gardens, composting and other aspects of green living become more popular, many people with limited outdoor space are looking for ways to squeeze the most out of it. Read more.
As spring comes to half the world, many people can enjoy the new growth that comes with warmer weather. This is a great time to get outside and get dirty! Read more.