We all love fresh, clean clothes, but we may not be crazy about using bleach. Using common household ingredients, you can have your clothes and linens crisp and bright, naturally. Read more
If you love the fall tradition of decorating with pumpkins, you’ll enjoy this great way to get maximum usage out of harvest time’s favorite gourd. Why not use a pumpkin as a vessel for veggies, herbs and flowers to get your money’s worth? Read more
I just love hydrangeas both in the garden and in the house. My friend J Schwanke from uBloom has some great tips for getting the most out of your cut hydrangeas. Read more
Have you ever had to replace a fence panel and the new wood up against the weathered wood just didn’t look right? I have a solution. It’s an all-natural wood stain that you can make with ingredients you probably have lying around the house. Read more
For a nutrient boost, try my DIY super greens powder. It’s a great way to put those extra leafy greens to good use and to add vitamins and minerals to your meals or snacks. Read more
If you’re in the Dallas area on April 8, come see me at Calloway’s Nursery. I will be doing a container garden demonstration, breaking down the secrets to creating successful and sustainable container gardens using plants from my Proven Winners® Platinum Collection.
- Diamond Delight, a white Euphorbia that is extremely heat, humidity and drought tolerant and provides a big color impact.
- Snow Princess, a highly fragrant Lobularia that thrives in hot or cold weather and blooms small white flowers.
- Supertunia Limoncello, a vibrant Petunia that blooms medium to large-sized flowers and is well-suited for landscapes and container gardens.
- Supertunia Vista Bubblegum, a brightly colored Petunia named Proven Winners’ Annual of the Year for its easy manageability, versatility and outstanding landscape performance.
- Colorblaze Lime Time, a sun-tolerant Coleus foliage great for landscapes and containers.
After the demonstration, we’ll have time for a Q&A session and I’ll be signing copies of my books. Seasonal Recipes from the Garden will be available for sale at the event.
- 1-2 PM: Demonstration and question & answer session
- 2-3 PM: Book signing
Though most herbs prefer to bask in the summer sun, many will grow well on a windowsill in the winter, too. But choose your indoor herbs wisely, some will perform better than others, and don’t want to waste time and money on herbs that won’t produce. They may grow taller than outdoor plants and may not be as full and bushy, but you can still collect enough herbs to get you through. It’s best to start with established plants, rather than trying to grow from seed. You can also dig up herbs in the garden before winter hits, pot them and let them overwinter inside. Here’s a few more quick tips to start your indoor herb garden. Read more
Jennifer Burcke from 1840 Farm shares with us how to make delicious, nutritious bone broth.
Until a few years ago, I had never made homemade bone broth. I had created my own stock and quick broth with good success, but I didn’t realize that I could make something with more flavor and nutrition without creating any extra work for myself in the kitchen.
Since then, I find myself unable to pass up the opportunity to turn the leftovers from a roast chicken into a batch of bone broth. I love transforming something that used to be discarded into a bone broth full of healthy calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, collagen, and a host of other nutritious minerals. Read more
Some of the more common plants in our lives can also be the most potent when turned into an essential oil. Lavender, rosemary and peppermint immediately come to mind, but one of the most overlooked, in my opinion, might be the lowly orange. Yes, you may turn to this fruit when you need a natural dose of vitamin C, but the essential oil – derived from the peel – has many useful benefits around the home. Read more
Historically, citrus fruits have been relegated to more tropical climates, but these days, growing your own lemons, limes and oranges is as simple as caring for a houseplant. Read more