Now that the weather is turning cooler, many are starting to think more about their indoor plants than their outdoor ones. While all indoor plants are technically tropical, our indoor environments aren’t the best for growing them. Most homes and offices have limited light, which gets even worse in the winter time. So, what are … 7 INDOOR PLANTS THAT DON’T NEED MUCH SUNLIGHT TO GROW
Why Have a Birdbath? If you like watching birds at your backyard feeder, you’ll have even more fun watching them splash around in a birdbath there. A good source of water is every bit as important to birds as a good source of food. And in the drought days of summer, water can be hard … MAINTAINING A BETTER BIRDBATH
Are you a magnet for insects? If you are, you know it. As soon as you walk outdoors it seems, annoying insects are attracted to you. Or perhaps you have a neighbor who can only visit you indoors during the summer months because of the outdoor pests they are bothered by. But it might help … PLANTS THAT SHOO PESTS FROM YOUR GARDEN
Growing potatoes in your garden can be lots of fun. With the variety of types and colors available, planting potatoes can add interest to your garden. Learn how to grow potatoes and when to plant potatoes in your yard with these simple steps. When to Plant Potatoes When growing potato plants (Solanum tuberosum), it is … GROWING YOUR OWN SPUDS
INSOMNIA? ALLERGIES? STRESS? Many people know that houseplants provide beneficial oxygen to the home environment. But do you know they can do more for you than that? Studies show plants can actually do more, removing toxins from our personal atmosphere, and also helping to promote drowsiness. And who doesn’t want to sleep better? Given that … GARDENING TO ‘CULTIVATE’ BETTER SLEEP
Weed, Baby, Weed! (Or Plant, for That Matter) Gardening is a healthy habit! It burns calories, it works your muscles, and it increases your harvest. And while it’s good to dig in the dirt, the aftereffects can be a pain. That’s why it’s important to condition your core, and position yourself correctly so the right … WHO KNEW? GARDENING IS A HEALTHY HABIT!
You probably know someone (maybe even yourself) who has said, “Gardening is too hard. There is so much to learn. I just know if I plant something, I’ll kill it.” Well, of course you will. Everyone who has ever gardened since Adam and Eve has killed a plant. This is called learning. It’s how we … RANDOM THOUGHTS ON GARDENING
As we wait for Puxatawney Phil to tell us whether we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter, we know spring will be a bit of a wait, regardless of what he says. But why wait for it to happen outside when we can bring spring indoors now! How? Basically, you’re going to be tricking your … YOU CAN’T FORCE SPRING, BUT YOU CAN FORCE FLOWERING BRANCHES!
Cleaning The Garden In Autumn – Fall cleanup can make spring gardening a treat instead of a chore. Garden clean up can also prevent pests, weed seeds and diseases from overwintering and causing problems when temperatures warm. Cleaning out the garden for winter also allows you to spend more time on the fun aspects of … Getting Your Garden Ready For Winter