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Gardening

Growing Annual Vinca Flowers [Catharanthus Roseus]

The annual vinca flower, botanically called Catharanthus roseus, is a warm season summer plant. It blooms until fall through heat, drought and pollution whether...

How to Attract Goldfinches and Hummingbirds to Your Garden

My kitchen has a large, south-facing window that looks out into our yard. Three years ago, I removed some overgrown shrubs and debated what...

How to Build a Butterfly Garden in 5 Steps

Adding a butterfly garden to your yard will not only add bright colours it will be a point of beauty that you and your...

Five Steps and a Weekend to the Perfect Backyard Pergola

"Pergola" might sound like a weird word, but it's a simple, yet striking outdoor feature that's great for creating a tucked-away space that provides...

How to Remove Bumps and Dips in Your Lawn

When dips, bumps and valleys present themselves in your lawn, you may want to remove them. Many people simply add dirt or scrap it...

Medicinal Trees: Discover the Beneficial Properties

There are many trees with medicinal properties and these medicinal trees have been used since the beginning of time to heal us, shelter us,...

How to Transplant a Rose Bush

Like pruning, transplanting roses is a task best done in late winter or early spring. You'll want to be able to dig down in...

Coleus Plant: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Coleus

The coleus plant is one of the best plants to grow indoors or outdoors because of its beautiful and vibrant look. The coleus plant...

Vintage Shutter Garden Trellis Craft

You can easily make this Vintage Shutter Garden Trellis for an outdoor garden, a container garden, and even a patio garden! This Vintage Shutter...

How to Remove Climbing Vines from Stucco

Climbing vines such as ivy and honeysuckle often grow on the exterior of buildings. While many homeowners like the appearance of these vines, the...

How to Use a Compost Tumbler

Correctly using a composting tumbler will ensure high-quality compost in a short amount of time. In addition to a composting tumbler, you will need...

Many Ways to Make Compost for a Garden

There are many ways to make compost for a garden, yard or indoor plants. The best composting method will depend on the space available,...

5 Surprising Things that Shouldn’t Be Composted

Composting is a great way to recycle food scraps and other biodegradable materials, but some items aren't necessarily suited to your compost pile. Some...

How to Make a Worm Composting Box for Vermicomposting

While many serious vermicomposters prefer using custom-made wood vermicomposting bins, gardeners who are trying worm composting for the first time may prefer using a...

How to Grow Purple Aster for Fall Flowers

Wild purple asters line roadsides and ditches across rural America. These hardy perennials bloom profusely in late summer or early fall creating a stunning...

List of Some Houseplants and Preferred Microclimates

If you think moving to a new home means trauma for you, consider what it means for your houseplants. Typical is the Denverite who moved...

6 Winter Gardening Tasks

Gardeners don't stop being gardeners just because winter arrives. By mid December, the new seed catalogs arrive in the mail promising hours of dreaming...

How to Paint Terra Cotta Planters for Outside Gardens

Finding just the right design and color of planters for your garden isn't always easy, but with a little effort you can paint terra...

Seed Starting with Aluminum Foil Light Boxes

Those who live in Northern climates, where nights are long and days are short during the winter, often face the difficulty of providing adequate...

Planting Fruit Seeds Creates Unusual Houseplants

Finding ways to involve your children in fun and educational activities at home helps to bridge that gap. Planting seeds from common fruits is...