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Gardening

Floral Clock: Add a New Dimension to the Family Timetable

The idea of floral clocks emerged in the 18th century. Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and father of modern taxonomy, observed that flowers opened and...

Water Conservation in the Garden

The rapid global environmental changes that are taking place are causing a more significant number of people to be concerned with the need for...

Choosing a Container for Your Small-Space Garden Planters

Many gardeners, especially those with small lawns or room for a traditional garden, want to use containers. Let's look at what makes a good...

Bee Balm: A Beautiful Perennial Plant for Hummingbirds

Bee Balm plant is a typical North American herb, growing wild primarily in Eastern and Central North America with cultivated varieties growing worldwide. Its...

3 Creative Ways to Decorate Solar Yard Lights

Solar yard lights do not differ much from one style to the next, especially basic plastic varieties. The globes vary a little, but for...

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...