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
Succulents have been a favorite of mine for many years, and I’m delighted to watch them become more popular each year. Though these carefree plants make wonderful gifts for friends, instead of prepping and planting alone, why not gather your favorite people together for a succulent party? Read more
When planning your garden layout, don’t forget about getting around. An easy way to make a path is by reusing pallet wood. Let me show you how. Read more
Among all of the herbs I grow, mint requires absolutely the least amount of care. In fact, it grows so prolifically, it could overrun the garden! Peppermint has many helpful qualities: it’s anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, reduces nausea and has a calming scent.
Plants like support, and quite often, providing support is easier than you think. We crafted a homemade trellis out of scrap 2x2s and twine. It’s an easy weekend project and your plants will thank you!
Water is an essential ingredient for a successful garden, even drought tolerant plants need some water. Watering may seem like an easy gardening task, but it really is both an art and a science. Read on to learn the fundamentals of good watering practices and which plants are more forgiving of drought.
We know cemeteries as place to remember those who have passed on, but many are also a haven for forgotten specimens of flowers like antique roses. This is because many years ago, family members would plant the favorite flower of a loved one next to his or her headstone, and in some cases, those flowers live on many hundreds of years later.
By guest writer Jennifer Burcke
(taken from the October Naturally e-magazine)
I remember vividly the first time I tasted a husk cherry. It was more than a decade ago while shopping at the local farmers market with my young daughter. One of the farmers had a small basket of papery lantern shaped fruits on his table. I asked if they were tomatillos based on their appearance. He was happy to offer us a generous handful of husk cherries to taste while he told us all about these interesting fruits.
Painted pumpkins are an easy and popular alternative to carving the traditional jack-o-lanterns. And the Toad pumpkins, with their small shape and interesting “warts” will add even more whimsy to your designs. Toad pumpkins are easy to grow from seed, have a bright orange color and will need approximately 85 days to grow to maturity. They weigh between 1.5 to 2.5 lbs., which is the perfect size for a project with children. The more water you give it, the more warts it will produce! You can purchase Toad pumpkin seeds from my Home Grown Seed Collection.